Important Notice Regarding Delivery:

We have been advised by Royal Mail & Parcelforce that their delivery services will be disrupted by industrial action on the following dates: Friday 30th September 2022 and Saturday 1st October 2022 so this is going to disrupt the delivery of some orders.

Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Poole, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Poole

Historic Maps of Poole and the local area.

I only found this site today. With Covid, I believe we are all dreaming and thinking of things that we never would have thought about before. I woke up this morning and thought about the Saturday night dances held at Parkstone Grammar school (girls) as it was in the early 1950s. I think they were run by the GTC and they were very orderly. We entered via the main entrance and left our coats in an upstairs classroom and ...see more

I was a boarder at Uplands School, Sandecotes Rd.,Parkstone and we often went for long distance runs around and near the harbour. We got a real surprise one cold morning, I think 1956 or early 57, when we found the harbour iced up and we were able to skate on it in our plimsolls as the gym shoes were called. I wonder if anyone else remembers that time? Shortly after that the family moved to Australia but I still have such ...see more