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Borough of Poole
Image:EnglandPoole.png
Geography
Status: Unitary district, Borough
Region: South West England
Ceremonial County: Dorset
Historic County: Dorset
Area:
- Total
Ranked 285th
64.88 km²
Admin. HQ: Poole
Grid reference: SZ009906
ONS code: 00HP
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2005 est.)
- Density
Ranked 134th
137,100
2,113 / km²
Ethnicity: 98.2% White
Politics
Borough of Poole
http://www.poole.gov.uk/
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Executive: Conservative
MPs: Annette Brooke, Robert Syms
Post Office and Telephone
Post Code: BH
Post Town: POOLE
Dialling Code: 01202

Poole is a coastal town, port and tourist destination, situated on the shores of the English Channel, in the ceremonial county of Dorset in southern England. The town has a population of 141,128 and is part of the South East Dorset conurbation, of which the other two principal towns are Bournemouth and Christchurch. Poole is famed for its large natural harbour, and is one of the main centres of sailing in England. Image File history File links EnglandPoole. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... A borough is an administrative division used in various countries. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... South West England is one of the regions of England. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Dorset (pronounced DOR-sit or [dÉ”.sÉ™t], and sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the south-west of England, on the English Channel coast. ... The historic counties of England are ancient subdivisions of England. ... Dorset (pronounced DOR-sit or [dÉ”.sÉ™t], and sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the south-west of England, on the English Channel coast. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a Physical quantity. ... This is a list of districts of England ordered by area. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 10 km² (1000 hectares) and 100 km² (10,000 hectares). ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... In physics, density is defined as mass m per unit volume V. For the common case of a homogeneous substance, it is expressed as: where, in SI units: ρ (rho) is the density of the substance, measured in kg·m-3 m is the mass of the substance, measured in kg... This is a list of districts of England ordered by population. ... The United Kingdom is divided into four parts, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... Annette Lesley Brooke (born June 7, 1942) British politician. ... Robert Andrew Raymond Syms (born 15 August 1956, Chippenham) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Tourists on OÊ»ahu, Hawaii Tourism is travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes, and also refers to the provision of services in support of this act. ... Satellite view of the English Channel The English Channel (French: La Manche (IPA: ), the sleeve) is the part of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the island of Great Britain from northern France and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Dorset (pronounced DOR-sit or [dÉ”.sÉ™t], and sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the south-west of England, on the English Channel coast. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Shown within Dorset: the towns of Poole (yellow), Bournemouth (blue) and Christchurch (red) form the main centres of the conurbation, which also spreads into east Dorset to the north and the New Forest district of Hampshire to the east. ... Bournemouth is a large town and tourist destination, situated on the south coast of England. ... Christchurch is the regional capital of Canterbury, New Zealand. ... A harbor (or harbour) or haven is a place where ships may shelter from the weather or are stored. ... For the songs, see Sailing (song). ...


Prominent employers in Poole include Barclays Bank, Hamworthy Engineering, Poole Packaging, and Ryvita. The town is home to the headquarters of luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), cosmetics company Lush, and the clothing company, Animal. Barclays Bank headquarters One Churchill Place, Canary Wharf Barclays plc (LSE: BARC, NYSE: BCS, TYO: 8642 ) is the fourth largest bank in the United Kingdom. ... Ryvita is a rye-based crispbread manufactured by The Ryvita Company. ... Saint-Tropez is famous for its luxury yachts. ... Sunseeker is a UK high-performance, luxury motor yacht manufacturer. ... RNLI Lifeboat at Calshot Spit The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity dedicated to saving lives at sea around the coasts of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. ... Lush is a company based in Poole in Dorset in the UK that produces and sells hand-made bath products, soaps, body lotions and cosmetics. ...

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Geography

Poole is positioned on a popular stretch of coastline, with the resort of Bournemouth to the east, Studland and the Jurassic coast to the west. Studland is a small village in Dorset, England famous for its beaches (named South Beach, Middle Beach and Knoll Beach) and Nature Reserve. ... Lyme Bay. ...


Poole lies on the northern and eastern sides of Poole Harbour. The oldest part of the town (including the historic quarter of Poole, the Dolphin Shopping centre and Poole Park) lie to the south of the Holes Bay and the north of Poole Harbour. To the west of Poole is Upton. Within the northern boundaries of Poole are the settlements of Broadstone and Merley, with Wimborne lying just across the northern border. Also within the northern boundary is Canford Heath, a new settlement built on an internationally important heathland during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Thankfully, what is left of the heath is now protected, although still in private hands. At the eastern edge of Poole, the town abutts Bournemouth and the settlements of Talbot Village, Wallisdown, Kinson, Winton and Westbourne. The administrative boundary of Poole also includes the mainly residential areas of Parkstone, Branksome and Hamworthy. The Poole areas of Wallisdown, and Talbot Village houses students who attend Bournemouth University (the administrative area and main campus of which is in fact located in Poole itself). Poole Harbour is a harbour in Dorset, southern England, with the towns of Poole and Wareham on its shores. ... Upton is an urban area in south east Dorset, England, situated in the Purbeck district and on the coast of Poole Harbour. ... Broadstone, Dorset is a small town near Poole in South England. ... Merley is a large housing estate a mile (2 km) south of Wimborne Minster. ... Famous ex-residents Pope Joan Tim Berners Lee External links Census data Wimborne Minster Wimborne. ... Canford Heath is an area of heathland at Poole in Dorset, UK that is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and part of the Dorset Heathlands Special Protection Area. ... Bournemouth is a large town and tourist destination, situated on the south coast of England. ... Wallisdown is situated in Poole, Dorset, and is five/ten minutes walk from Bournemouth University. ... Kinson is a former village which is now a part of Bournemouth. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Westbourne could be Westbourne, West Sussex Westbourne, London Westbourne, Dorset Westbourne Grammar School, a co-educational school in Melbourne, Australia. ... Parkstone is an area of Poole, Dorset. ... Branksome can refer to: Branksome, County Durham, a suburb of Darlington Branksome, Dorset, a suburb of Bournemouth This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Map sources for Hamworthy at grid reference SY992912 Hamworthy is a parish and inner suburb of Poole in Dorset, England. ... Bournemouth University is a university in and around the town of Bournemouth, (although its main campus is actually situated in neighbouring Poole). ...


Sandbanks, a small sand peninsula across part of the harbour mouth (to the east of the main town centre), is so popular that it has the fourth highest land value, by area, in the world. There are exclusive homes both on Sandbanks and the area stretching east from the Harbour to The Avenue (the eastern boundary of Poole). Sandbanks Ferry Sandbanks is a small spit jutting out over the mouth of Poole Harbour near Bournemouth in the south of England. ... A peninsula in Croatia A peninsula (from the latin words paene insula, almost island) is a geographical landform consisting of an extension of a body of land from a larger body of land, surrounded by water on three sides. ...


Harbour

Main article: Poole Harbour.

Poole Harbour (said to be the second largest natural harbour in the world after Sydney) has been a working port for many hundreds of years, though the port has declined somewhat as the shallow water cannot take the largest ships. The harbour is noted for its ecology: supporting saltmarsh, mudflats and an internationally important population of wintering waterfowl, as well as the Brownsea Island nature reserve, where the Scouting movement began. Today the port is amongst other things the home of Sunseeker, manufacturers of luxury yachts, and the departure point for ferries (Brittany Ferries and Condor Ferries) to France and the Channel Islands. The quayside and harbour was the place from which some ships departed for the D-Day landings of World War II. There is currently a plan to expand the port and enlarge the capacity and facilities so that larger ships, even cruise ships can dock in Poole. This is all part of the rejuvination of the town, alongside many new developments and amenities including the new bridge which will be going into erection stages in the near future. Poole Harbour is a harbour in Dorset, southern England, with the towns of Poole and Wareham on its shores. ... Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge located on Port Jackson Port Jackson is the natural harbour of Sydney, Australia, also known as Sydney Harbour and is the largest natural harbour in the world. ... Brownsea Island boat jetty seen from the Poole to Brownsea ferry. ... A nature reserve (natural reserve, nature preserve, natural preserve) is an area of importance for wildlife, flora, fauna or features of geological or other special interest, which is reserved and managed for conservation and to provide special opportunities for study or research. ... Scouting, also known as the Scout Movement, is a worldwide youth movement with the stated aim of supporting young people in their physical, mental and spiritual development, so that they may play constructive roles in society. ... Sunseeker is a UK high-performance, luxury motor yacht manufacturer. ... Brittany Ferries is a French ferry company that runs ships between France, the UK, Ireland and Spain. ... Condor Ferries is the current operator of ferry services between the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands. ... This article is about the British dependencies, for the islands off Southern California, please see Channel Islands of California. ... Land on Normandy In military parlance, D-Day is a term often used to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


History

The Poole Harbour area has been inhabited for well over 2,000 years. The local tribe were the Celtic Durotriges who lived in Dorset in the Iron Age, particularly around Wareham, five miles to the west. The earliest significant archaeological find in the harbour itself is the Poole Longboat, a 10 metre boat made from a single oak tree and dating to 295 BC. At the time the harbour was probably shallower and any settlement would now be under water. During the last few centuries before the Roman invasion the Celtic people were moving from the hilltop settlements, such as Maiden Castle and Badbury Rings on the chalk downs to the north, and onto the lower vales and heathland around the River Frome. It may be this marshy area which gave the Durotriges, "water dwellers", their name. The Durotriges probably engaged in cross-channel trading at Poole with the Veneti, a seafaring tribe from Brittany. This article is about the European people. ... The Durotriges were one of the Celtic tribes living in the British Islands prior to the Roman invasion of Britain. ... Dorset (pronounced DOR-sit or [dɔ.sət], and sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the south-west of England, on the English Channel coast. ... Iron Age Axe found on Gotland This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age, for the mythological Iron Age see Iron Age (mythology). ... Wareham is a historic market town in the Purbeck district of Dorset, England. ... Species See List of Quercus species The term oak can be used as part of the common name of any of several hundred species of trees and shrubs in the genus Quercus, and some related genera, notably Cyclobalanopsis and Lithocarpus. ... Era Vulgaris redirects here. ... Maiden Castle is a hill fort, mostly dating from the Iron Age, situated 2 miles south of Dorchester, in Dorset, England. ... Badbury Rings Badbury Rings is an iron age hill fort in east Dorset, England, dating from 800 BCE and in use until the Roman occupation of 43 CE. The 330 ft (100 m) high, 7 hectare fort is encircled by three 40 ft (15 m) ramparts and four Bronze Age... In geography a vale is a wide river valley, usually with a particularly wide flood plain or flat valley bottom. ... The River Frome is a river in Dorset in the south of England. ... The Veneti were a seafaring people who lived in what is now Brittany, France. ... Brittany has an expansive coastline Historical province of Brittany Flag of Brittany (Gwenn-ha-du) région of Bretagne, see Bretagne. ...


In the Roman invasion of Britain in the 1st century, Poole was one of a number of harbouring sites along the south coast where the Romans landed. The Romans founded Hamworthy, an area just west of the modern town centre, and continued to use the harbour during the occupation. The town's name derives from the Old English pol which was given to people who lived near a small body of water such as a pool or pond. Variants include Pool, Pole, Poles, Poll, Polle, Polman, and Poolman Roman invasion of Britain: Britain was the target of invasion by forces of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire several times during its history. ... The 1st century was that century which lasted from 1 to 100 according the Gregorian calendar. ... Map sources for Hamworthy at grid reference SY992912 Hamworthy is a parish and inner suburb of Poole in Dorset, England. ... Look up pool in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A pond is typically a man made body of water smaller than a lake. ...


11th to 18th centuries

After the retreat of Romans trade in the area diminished, though several small settlements continued to thrive. During the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries the maritime and fishing trade of Poole continued to grow. As such, Poole was given its first charter in 1248 under William Longspee, Lord of the Manor, a knight and crusader. Poole however emained a small fishing town until the time of the Norman Conquest. It then grew rapidly into an important port exporting wool and in 1433 was made Port of the Staple. By then the town had trade links from the Baltic to Spain. However, in 1405 the Spanish burnt Poole to the ground because local pirate Harry Paye was attacking Spanish vessels. Roman or Romans has several meanings, primarily related to the Roman citizens, but also applicable to typography, math, and a commune. ... Bayeux Tapestry depicting events leading to the Battle of Hastings The Norman Conquest of England was the conquest of the Kingdom of England by William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy), in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings and the subsequent Norman control of England. ... Long and short hair wool at the South Central Family Farm Research Center in Boonesville, Arizona Wool is the fiber derived from the fur of animals of the Caprinae family, principally sheep, but the hair of certain species of other mammals such as goats, alpacas, llamas and rabbits may also... Events Births June 23 - Francis II, Duke of Brittany Kettil Karlsson Vasa, later Regent of Sweden. ... Population density in the wider Baltic region. ... Events May 29 - Ralph Neville, Earl of Westmoreland, meets Archbishop Richard Scrope of York and Earl of Norfolk Thomas Mowbray in Shipton Moor, tricks them to send their rebellious army home and then imprisons them June 8 - Archbishop Richard Scrope of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, executed in...


The town continued to grow in importance despite the effects of piracy and, in 1571, was made a county corporate. In the 16th, 17th and 18th century Poole became an important salt centre, with large salt warehouses dominating the waterfront. The saltmasters mansion, Salterns House still exists in Sandbanks. In the 17th century transatlantic trade and travel developed and at the start of the 18th century Poole was beating rival Bristol as the busiest port in England. The town grew rapidly during the industrial revolution as urbanisation took place and the town became both an area of mercantile prosperity and of overcrowded poverty. Behind the quay warehouses, tenement buildings were erected, most of which were demolished during the (ill advised) slum clearance activities in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Many buildings which were due for preservation were demolished at the eleventh hour. Those of us living in Poole at the time of the slum clearance activities can remember allegations involving the company(ies) carrying out this work. Many buildings were demolished just before (sometimes within hours of)the preservation orders on them coming into force. The flag of 18th-century pirate Calico Jack Piracy is robbery committed at sea, or sometimes on the shore, by an agent without a commission from a sovereign nation. ... Events January 11 - Austrian nobility is granted Freedom of religion. ... A county corporate or corporate county was a form of local government in England and Wales. ... Sandbanks Ferry Sandbanks is a small spit jutting out over the mouth of Poole Harbour near Bournemouth in the south of England. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... View from Cumberland Basin of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Avon Gorge Bristol (IPA: ) is a city, unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, 115 miles (185 km) west of London and between the cities of Bath, Gloucester and Newport. ... A Watt steam engine. ... Urbanization is the degree of or increase in urban character or nature. ... An apartment block (St George Wharf) beside the River Thames at Vauxhall Bridge, London, England An apartment building, block of flats or tenement is a multi-unit dwelling made up of several (generally four or more) apartments (US) or flats (UK). ... A slum is an overcrowded and squalid district of a city or town usually inhabited by the very poor. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


19th and 20th centuries

Poole was granted exclusive rights to fish off Newfoundland by Queen Victoria, which improved the importance and wealth of the town. At the turn of the 19th century, nine out of 10 workers in Poole were engaged in harbour activities, but as the century progressed ships became too large for the shallow harbour and the port began losing business to the deep water ports at Liverpool, Southampton and Plymouth. Poole was also the site of technological innovation, when in 1897, the Haven Hotel in Poole was the site of some of Marconi's wireless experiments. Marconi was able to receive radio signals in Poole sent from Alum Bay, Isle of Wight, 20 miles away. For other uses, see Newfoundland (disambiguation). ... Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819–22 January 1901) was a Queen of the United Kingdom, reigning from 20 June 1837 until her death. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Liverpool skyline. ... Southampton is a city, unitary authority and major port situated on the south coast of England. ... Plymouth is a city of 243,795 inhabitants (2001 census) in the south-west of England, or alternatively the West Country, and is situated within the traditional and ceremonial county of Devon at the mouths of the rivers Plym and Tamar and at the head of one of the world... Guglielmo Marchese Marconi, GCVO (25 April 1874-20 July 1937) was an Italian inventor, best known for his development of a practical radiotelegraph system, which served as the foundation for the establishment of numerous affiliated companies worldwide. ... Alum Bay is a sandy bay near the westernmost point of the Isle of Wight, England, within sight of The Needles. ... The Isle of Wight is an English island and county, off the southern English coast, to the south of the county of Hampshire. ...


In the 19th century the beaches and landscape of south-west Hampshire and south east Dorset, as well as the Isle of Purbeck district of Dorset, began to attract large numbers of tourists and the villages to the east of Poole began to grow and merge until the holiday town of Bournemouth emerged. Growth accelerated and Poole and Bournemouth (along with Christchurch to the east) have become a large built-up area. Although the three towns are well known as popular holiday destinations, each has its own individual character. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Beach in Calella, Spain. ... Hampshire, sometimes historically Southamptonshire or Hamptonshire, (abbr. ... Corfe Castle The Isle of Purbeck, not a true island but a peninsula, is in the county of Dorset, England. ... Tourists on OÊ»ahu, Hawaii Tourism is travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes, and also refers to the provision of services in support of this act. ... Bournemouth is a large town and tourist destination, situated on the south coast of England. ...


Despite the growth in leisure activities, Poole retains a considerable part of its industrial heritage. The Town Centre retains a few of the old buildings put up by the wealthy merchants, such as the 1761 market house and Sir Peter Thompson's 1746 town house designed by John Bastard (in Market Street). The 18th and 20th century buildings hide earlier buildings, such as the mediaeval Wool house, Scaplen's Court and the Tudor almshouses. However, the town suffered from bombing in World War II and the utilitarian town planning of the economically drained post-war Britain, and consequently has lost many old buildings. In recent years some regeneration has taken place, with the demolition of Hamworthy (Poole) power station and the redevelopment of the old town gas gas-works. 1761 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... // Events Catharine de Ricci (born 1522) canonized. ... The Town Hall, Blandford Forum John (ca 1668–1770) and William Bastard (ca 1689–1766) were British surveyor-architects, and civic dignitaries [1] of the town of Blandford Forum in Dorset. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Allegory of the Tudor dynasty (detail), attributed to Lucas de Heere, ca 1572: left to right, Philip II of Spain, Mary, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Elizabeth The Tudor period usually refers to the historical period between 1485 and 1558, especially in relation to the history of England. ... The Almshouse at Sherborne, Dorset The Almshouse at Woburn, Bedfordshire West Hackney Almshouses in Stoke Newington, London. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Oil power plant in Iraq A power station or power plant is a facility for the generation of electric power. ... Town gas is a generic term referring to manufactured gas produced for sale to consumers and municipalities. ...


On April 1, 1997 the town was made a unitary authority, once again administratively independent from Dorset, after a review of the Local Government Commission for England. The Borough's name was officially changed at this date to Borough and County of the Town of Poole, which recalled its status as a county of itself prior to the implementation of the Local Government Act 1888. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... Map showing counties and unitary authorities from 1998. ... A county corporate or corporate county was a form of local government in England and Wales. ... The Local Government Act 1888 (51 & 52 Vict. ...


Coat of Arms and St James

Poole Coat of Arms, 1563
Poole Coat of Arms, 1563

The first Coat of Arms was confirmed by Clarencieux, King at Arms, in approximately 1563. It originates to a seal of the late 1300s and therefore predates the setting up of the College of Heralds in 1484 and also the order of King Henry V in 1417, which disallowed the bearing of arms without authority from the Crown. The wavy bars (black and gold) represented water and the dolphin "the king of the sea", just as the lion represents "king of the beasts". The dolphin reminds was a sign of Pooles strong maritime heritage, as does the mermaid. The three scallop shells originate from St James in Spain, in the shrine of Saint James of Compostela, as Santiago de Compostela is believed to be the burial place of St James, apostle of Jesus Christ. St James is the Patron Saint of the Parish Church in Old Town of Poole. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The coat of arms of Clarenceux King of Arms taken from Lants Roll of about 1595. ... The entrance of the College of Arms. ... Henry V of England, as depicted in Cassells History of England, Century Edition, published circa 1902 Henry V Henry V, (August 9 or September 16, 1387 - August 31, 1422), King of England, son of Henry IV of England by Mary de Bohun, was born at Monmouth, Wales, in September... Saint James can refer to the following: Several men mentioned in the New Testament, whose various epithets and euphemisms cause some uncertainties: James, son of Zebedee, an apostle, brother of John the Apostle; also called Saint James the Great. ...

Further information: St.James' Church, Poole

The present Coat of Arms now has two mermaid supports. This addition was granted by the College of Arms in 1976. The supporters added to the Arms was a gift to the town by Lord Murton of Lindisfarne, the then Rt Hon Oscar Murton OBE TD JP MP, Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, to commemorate his period of service as a Councillor and MP for Poole from 1964. The current town motto - "Ad Morem Villae De Poole" means "According to the Custom of the Town of Poole". Historic Old Poole - St James Church St. ... (Henry) Oscar Murton, Baron Murton of Lindisfarne (born 8 May 1914) is a British Conservative Party politician. ...


Economy

This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Bournemouth and Poole at current basic prices published (pp.240-253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

Year Regional Gross Value Added[1] Agriculture[2] Industry[3] Services[4]
1995 2,740 4 665 2,071
2000 4,142 2 890 3,250
2003 4,705 2 898 3,804
  1. ^ Components may not sum to totals due to rounding
  2. ^ includes hunting and forestry
  3. ^ includes energy and construction
  4. ^ includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured

Poole is the head quarters for Merlin Entertainments, the worlds second largest theme park operator after Disney Merlin Entertainments is the biggest attractions operator in Europe and presently the sixth largest in the world. ... Theme Park is a simulation computer game designed by Bullfrog Productions, released in 1994, in which the player designs and operates an amusement park. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ...


Culture, recreation, and entertainment

Poole Harbour is a popular location for watersports because it is sheltered and calm. Poole Harbour is also one of the largest centres for sailing in the UK with many yacht clubs including Lilliput Sailing Club, Parkstone Yacht Club and Poole Yacht Club. Parkstone Yacht Club has recently been hosts of the OK World Championships, numerous large National Championships as well as being organisers of Youth Week and Poole Week, two of the largest dinghy regattas of their type in the country. In 2006 they will be hosts of the J24 European Championship Regatta.


Poole's best known sports team is its motorcycle speedway team, the Poole Pirates. Poole's oldest football team is Poole Town F.C. which plays in the Wessex League Premier Division. Poole Borough F.C. play in the Dorset Premier League. Motorcyclists take a break from the road A motorcycle or motorbike is a single-track, two-wheeled motor vehicle powered by an engine. ... Motorcycle speedway, or more often just Speedway is a motor racing sport that uses specially made motorcycles that have no brakes, run on methanol, use only one gear and must weigh a minimum of 80 kg. ... Founded 1948 Closed Track Address The Stadium Wimborne Road Poole Dorset Country England Track Size 299. ... Poole Town F.C. is a football club based in Poole, England. ... The Wessex League Premier Division is at Step 5 in the National League System (Level 9 in the entire English Pyramid). ... Poole Borough F.C. is a football club based in Poole, Dorset, England. ... The Dorset Premier Football League is a football league formed in 1957 under the name Dorset Football Combination League when a number of senior clubs within the county became disillusioned at being dictated to by junior and minor clubs. ...


Poole's entertainment sites include Tower Park, the refurbished arts centre now known as The Lighthouse, Poole town centre itself and Bournemouth's clubs, bars and restaurants. Tower Park is a leisure complex in Poole, England. ... The Lighthouse logo The Lighthouse is the largest arts centre outside London with a 669 seat theatre, 1500 seat concert hall, 150 seat studio, 105 seat cinema, an Image Lab/media suite, a large gallery for photography and digital art, a restaurant and three function rooms. ... Bournemouth is a large town and tourist destination, situated on the south coast of England. ...


Poole Museum re-opens in June 2007, following a refurbishment and extension funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The extension, designed by architects Horden Cherry Lee, includes a balcony with views over the Old Town and Harbour. Entrance will be free.


Poole is twinned with Cherbourg in France. This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... Cherbourg is a city of Normandy, in northwestern France, in the Manche département, of which it is a sous_préfecture. ...


Transport

The majority of local bus services in Poole are provided by Wilts and Dorset who are based at the town’s bus station. Other services are run by Transdev Yellow Buses and Roadliner. There are limited services provided by First. Coach services to London and other destinations are operated by National Express. A Volvo B7TL with ELC Myllennium Vyking (convertible open-top) bodywork owned by Wilts & Dorset in the new livery. ... The first Yellow Buses double-decker to receive the new Transdev livery before the Network Change of July 2006. ... -1... National Express is the brand under which the majority of long distance bus and coach services in the United Kingdom are marketed, and also the company that manages this network and operates some of the services. ...


Poole has four railway stations on the South Western Main Line from London Waterloo to Weymouth within the Borough. These are, from east to west, Branksome near the border with Bournemouth, Parkstone, Poole in the town centre and Hamworthy serving Hamworthy and Upton. Poole railway station has the most frequent service and is served by express and semi-fast services to and from London Waterloo and also a local stopping service between Wareham and Brockenhurst. The South Western Main Line is the railway line from London Waterloo to Weymouth on the Dorset coast. ... Facade of Waterloo Station, London Waterloo is a major train station and transport interchange located in the Waterloo district of London, which was itself named after the Battle of Waterloo in which Napoleon was defeated near Brussels. ... Weymouth is a town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. ... Branksome railway station is a railway station serving the Branksome region of Bournemouth in Dorset, England. ... Bournemouth is a large town and tourist destination, situated on the south coast of England. ... Parkstone railway station is a railway station serving the Parkstone area of Poole in Dorset. ... Poole railway station is a railway station on the South Western Main Line serving the town of Poole in Dorset, England. ... Hamworthy railway station serves Hamworthy, an area of Poole in Dorset. ... Map sources for Hamworthy at grid reference SY992912 Hamworthy is a parish and inner suburb of Poole in Dorset, England. ... Upton is an urban area in south east Dorset, England, situated in the Purbeck district and on the coast of Poole Harbour. ... Facade of Waterloo Station, London Waterloo is a major train station and transport interchange located in the Waterloo district of London, which was itself named after the Battle of Waterloo in which Napoleon was defeated near Brussels. ... Wareham is a historic market town in the Purbeck district of Dorset, England. ... Brockenhurst is a village situated in the New Forest, Hampshire, England. ...


Poole is a cross channel port for passengers and freight with up to seven sailings a day in the peak summer season. Services to Cherbourg in France are operated by Brittany Ferries who provide a year round service. A seasonal service to the Channel Islands and St Malo, France, is run by Condor Ferries. Cherbourg is a city of Normandy, in northwestern France, in the Manche département, of which it is a sous_préfecture. ... Brittany Ferries is a French ferry company that runs ships between France, the UK, Ireland and Spain. ... This article is about the British dependencies, for the islands off Southern California, please see Channel Islands of California. ... Categories: France geography stubs | Communes of Ille-et-Vilaine ... Condor Ferries is the current operator of ferry services between the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands. ...


Poole is close to Bournemouth International Airport which is actually in the Borough of Christchurch. Again, continuing the makeover of the town, Poole may be introducing a new state-of-the-art Tram system and improved rail links. Also, with a new ferry route to Spain in the near future. Bournemouth Airport (IATA code BOH) is an aviation facility about 8 km north east of Bournemouth, England. ... Christchurch is a town in Dorset, England on the English Channel coast. ...


Schools

Ashdown Technology College is a secondary school in Poole, Dorset, the United Kingdom. ... Corfe Hills School, is an all purpose secondary school in South East Dorset, located in Broadstone. ... Poole High School is a mixed gender high school and sixth form for 12-18 year olds located in the centre of Poole, Dorset on the South Coast of England. ... Poole Grammar School (Commonly abbreviated to PGS) is a selective, all boys state-school in Poole, on the south coast of England. ... Parkstone Grammars logo Parkstone Grammar School (commonly abbreviated to PGS) is a selective, all girls state-school in Poole, on the south coast of England. ... Rossmore Community College is a 12-18 mixed specialist school with Sports College status serving the Rossmore, Parkstone, Newtown, Wallisdown and Alderney, Poole areas of Poole, UK. It was previously named The Martin-Kemp Welch School before changing to Rossmore Community College in 2001 in a final attempt to shake...

Places of interest

Sandbanks Ferry Sandbanks is a small spit jutting out over the mouth of Poole Harbour near Bournemouth in the south of England. ... Brownsea Island boat jetty seen from the Poole to Brownsea ferry. ... Tower Park is a leisure complex in Poole, England. ... Poole Bay is located in Dorset on the south coast of Britain, and runs from the mouth of Poole Harbour in the west to Hengistbury Head in the east. ... Poole Pottery is a fashionable pottery manufacturer based in Poole, England. ... Poole Harbour is a harbour in Dorset, southern England, with the towns of Poole and Wareham on its shores. ...

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External links

References

  • Cochrane, C, 1970. Poole Bay and Purbeck, 300BC to AD1660. Dorchester, Longmans.
  • Pitt-Rivers, Michael, 1968. Dorset. London: Faber & Faber
  • Poole Harbour Commission, The history of Poole Harbour (accessed 9 November 2004)


November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Districts of South West England

Bath and North East Somerset | Bournemouth | Bristol | Caradon | Carrick | Cheltenham | Christchurch | Cotswold | East Devon | East Dorset | Exeter | Forest of Dean | Gloucester | Isles of Scilly | Kennet | Kerrier | Mendip | Mid Devon | North Cornwall | North Devon | North Dorset | North Somerset | North Wiltshire | Penwith | Plymouth | Poole | Purbeck | Restormel | Salisbury | Sedgemoor | South Gloucestershire | South Hams | South Somerset | Stroud | Swindon | Taunton Deane | Teignbridge | Tewkesbury | Torbay | Torridge | West Devon | West Dorset | West Somerset | West Wiltshire | Weymouth and Portland The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... South West England is one of the regions of England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Bath and North East Somerset (commonly referred to as BANES or B&NES) is a unitary authority that was created on April 1, 1996 following the abolition of the County of Avon. ... Bournemouth is a large town and tourist destination, situated on the south coast of England. ... View from Cumberland Basin of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Avon Gorge Bristol (IPA: ) is a city, unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, 115 miles (185 km) west of London and between the cities of Bath, Gloucester and Newport. ... Caradon is a local government district in Cornwall, United Kingdom. ... Carrick is a local government district in Cornwall, United Kingdom. ... For the parliamentary constituency, see Cheltenham (UK Parliament constituency). ... Christchurch is a town in Dorset, England on the English Channel coast. ... Cotswold is a local government district in Gloucestershire in England. ... East Devon is a local government district in Devon, England. ... East Dorset is a local government district in Dorset, England. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this articles infobox may require cleanup. ... Forest of Dean is a local government district in Gloucestershire, England, named for the Forest of Dean. ... Gloucester (pronounced ) is a city and district in the English county of Gloucestershire, close to the Welsh border. ... St Martins taken from the helicopter to Penzance View from Tresco, the second largest member of the Isles of Scilly For the area of Surrey, see Scilly Isles, Surrey. ... Kennet is a local government district in Wiltshire, England. ... Kerrier (Cornish: Keryer) is a local government district in Cornwall, England, UK. It is the most southerly district in the United Kingdom, other than the Isles of Scilly. ... Categories: Stub | Somerset ... Mid Devon is a local government district in Devon, England. ... North Cornwall is local government district in Cornwall, United Kingdom. ... Categories: Stub | Devon ... North Dorset is a local government district in Dorset, England. ... North Somerset is a unitary authority in England, historically part of the county of Somerset but now administered independently. ... North Wiltshire is a local government district in Wiltshire, England. ... Penwith (Cornish: Penwyth) is a local government district in Cornwall, UK. It is the westernmost district in the UK, other than the Isles of Scilly. ... Plymouth is a city of 243,795 inhabitants (2001 census) in the south-west of England, or alternatively the West Country, and is situated within the traditional and ceremonial county of Devon at the mouths of the rivers Plym and Tamar and at the head of one of the world... Purbeck is a local government district in Dorset, England, named for the Isle of Purbeck. ... Restormel is a local government district and borough in Cornwall, United Kingdom. ... Salisbury is a local government district in Wiltshire, England. ... Sedgemoor is a local government district of Somerset in England. ... South Gloucestershire is a local government area in South West England. ... South Hams is a local government district on the south coast of Devon, England. ... South Somerset is a local government district in Somerset, England. ... Stroud District is a local government district in Gloucestershire, England. ... The article on the town of Swindon is here. ... Taunton Deane is a local government district with borough status in Somerset, England. ... Teignbridge is a local government district in Devon, England. ... Tewkesbury is a local government district and borough in Gloucestershire, south-west England. ... Torbay (IPA: ) is an east-facing bay, at the western most end of Lyme Bay in the south-west of England, situated roughly midway between the cities of Exeter and Plymouth. ... Torridge is a local government district in Devon, England. ... West Devon is a local government district and borough in Devon, England. ... www. ... West Somerset is a local government district in Somerset, England. ... West Wiltshire is a local government district in Wiltshire, England. ... Weymouth and Portland is a local government district and borough in Dorset, England. ...

Counties with multiple districts: Cornwall - Devon - Dorset - Gloucestershire - Somerset - Wiltshire Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Cornwall (Cornish: ) is a county in South West England, United Kingdom, on the peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar and Devon. ... “Devonshire” redirects here. ... Dorset (pronounced DOR-sit or [dɔ.sət], and sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the south-west of England, on the English Channel coast. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ...


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