Welcome to this the Spring edition of the View from Poole.
First I need to pay tribute to Ian Andrews who recently passed away. This following on from the loss of Robin Moy means that Poole and indeed the Society for Poole has lost two strong
characters who worked throughout their lives to promote Poole and retain its heritage. Both will be sadly missed.
Meanwhile lockdown continues meaning we are spending so much more time inside. We are all hoping that the vaccinations will continue to be rolled out as fast and efficiently as they have been to date and that by the time the warm weather gets to us we will be able to wander outside and resume
our coffee stops with newfound confidence.
Unfortunately, we remain without our talks and events. At the moment we cannot see resuming them
until potentially September but every one of us will know more in the future – but fingers crossed. Meanwhile The Society for Poole has started to reorganise the Poole at War event which
we had to shelve last year. In 2020 we pulled together the Royal British Legion and many interested groups so the town of Poole could remember the 75th anniversary of the end of the war. This year we have scaled back the parade due to covid concerns but aim to both erect the information boards down the High Street and organise the closure of the Quay to help create an
exhibition of Poole’s role during WW2.
Planned for the 15th August 2021 (VJ Day) we aim to balance history and fun with many photo images
of the town during the war, extended history information boards and static exhibitions along the Quay. We are working on all the details and hope to advise further over the coming months. To help us we have secured some CIL funding from BCP Council and commercial sponsorship. Please watch out for the Poole at War logos which will appear to promote the event and put a note in your diaries
for the day.
Meanwhile please stay safe, the warm weather will soon be with us. We live in one of the best locations in the Country with the sea and countryside so close. As such if there is a place to be
confined to, I can’t think of a better place than Poole!