Welcome to this the Winter edition of the View from Poole.
It’s the end of a difficult year for everyone and we lost some close friends, however the sun did come out in the summer, and we were allowed to join family and friends for long overdue get togethers.
The Society for Poole has been working hard in the background bringing the VE VJ Day event and with great success, the annual lunch in November. We welcomed the Mayor, Cllr Julie Bagwell to our lunch and had another excellent meal in the Thistle Hotel. A new chef did use and indeed himself proud and the sun come out to offer us one of the best views of our wonderful harbour. It also gave me an opportunity to confirm that we had presented the Royal British Legion with a cheque for £2,000 as part of the fund raising associated with the VE VJ Day event.
We have also started our talks again with over 40 people attending our talk by David Warhurst on Poole’s war time defences.
We hope to be able to continue these in the new year and look forward to welcoming everyone in 2022.
We also look forward to working together with other like-minded organisations and plan to open discussions to share events etc with the likes of Poole Martine Trust who we are looking to work together with the see if we can get the Beating of the Sea Bounds back on the agenda for the Mayor and the town as a whole.
We don’t know quite what 2022 holds for us however the Society will continue to work to highlight the heritage of the town with blue plaques and new projects.
Meanwhile, Merry Christmas to all our members, thank you for your support in 2021 and wishing everyone a safe 2022.