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Caption for Canford Magna, Canford Bridge 1899: The Portland stone bridge, built in 1813, carries the main road from Poole to Wimborne on the far bank of the River Stour. Canford House's western drive runs to the left directly to the bridge, thus avoiding a long road journey.

An extract from Poole and Sandbanks Photographic Memories.

Memories of Canford Magna

My mother was a cook at Canford School. I remember her Christmas parties being held in the great hall. It was/is such a magnificent house.  Oh - happy memories.

I lived between Boscombe and Southbourne from 1954 until 1956 and I remember some family outings in our very first car - a black Ford Prefect saloon. Trips into the Dorset countryside were exciting for me and also for my father who had never taken a driving test because he had a licence before (...Read full memory)

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