Poole, Rockley Park Supermarket, Rockley Sands c.1960

Photo ref: P72188P

Memories of Poole


This was the entrance to Parkstone Girls' Grammar school where I went from 1956, with Miss Allen as headmistress, until we moved to the present site in Sopers Lane in, I think, 1960 or 61, when these buildings were taken over by Ashley Cross Secondary School. The carved doors in the centre of the front were (...Read full memory)

Roughly that time, I went to school there when it was Ashley Cross Girls School. I had many a happy time there. One of our cookery teachers left to have a baby then went on to teach at the Girls Grammar School in Sobers Lane. My tutor group was in the Oakes, we were not allowed up in the attic areas (...Read full memory)

My mother Elizabeth and my father, Graham Thomson, lived on a houseboat in Poole harbour during 1950 and 1951. I was a baby and they had to move to dry land when I became a toddler! My mother used to tell me how she used to hang nappies from the sail masts on deck. I don't remember much, apart from the (...Read full memory)

I attended Poole Grammar from 1956-64, and saw your house almost daily. The school then was almost opposite the house, it was torn down when the Seldown Bridge was built. The school was very overcrowded so we used the park in our lunch break.

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