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PIRATES,
CASTAWAYS
& CODFISH

Poole’s Maritime Heritage from 1580 to 1730

Our Story

a Brief introduction

In 2010/2011 Poole Bay Rotary Club did a project to map the rights of way in Old Town. People were curious as to how some of the Alleys on the Quay got their names, some research was done and 3 names stood out in the C17th that could perhaps have lent their surnames to three of the Alleys:

Admiral Sir Thomas Button

Captain John Bennett RN

Royal Governor Woodes Rogers

The lives of these three mariners are well documented and span the period we wanted to study (1580-1730). This was a very important and formative era in the development of Poole. We decided to re-visit Poole’s maritime history then through the lens of their extraordinary lifetimes and experiences.

Our Content

and How we share our findings

Events

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Drama and storytelling

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Exhibition Materials

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Booklet

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Join Us

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

If you’d like to hear more of our activities or perhaps get involved then we’d love hear from you. Please email Rotarian Project Manager Don Nutt at don_nutt@hotmail.com for all inquiries.