150 YEARS OF POOLE MARITIME HISTORY
HOW WE SHARED THE FINDINGS OF OUR RESEARCH
I. Mayhem at the Inn
The main features of this play are historically correct. It was performed live for the first time at Scaplen’s Court in June 2019, Members of the public were part of the play, sitting in the audience with actors around them, they dipped in and out as if they were there in 1623.
You can imagine being there, on the quayside, it’s market day. There is chatter going on, people are coming and going, there is singing!
Experience the history.
II. Exhibition Material for Poole Museum
III. Talks to Local Clubs and Societies, Storytelling, CD/Audio visual display material
Working Class Women in Poole
Jane’s Story, Family Life Around 1628
Dr. Jenny Moon
Fishing in Newfoundland
Poole Trade & Merchant Venturers
WHAT WE PLAN TO DO NEXT
Our Project was a big success and we feel we pushed way beyond our capabilities. We’re excited to continue and carry the momentum forward.
We plan to do more projects, more story telling, more dramas and engage more with the community.
As a Rotary club, we get involved in lots of projects. This is a community project we’re passionate about and engages members of the local community.
We’re planning to do two more plays, one set in 1688 at the time of the Glorious Revolution and the other set in Nassau, Bahamas at the end of our period in 1730, which coincided with the end of the ‘golden age of piracy’ in eh Caribbean.
We want to put on these pieces of drama ourselves and also see the potential of them being an educational tool that we can share with local Schools, local community and museums to share Poole’s History
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
If you’d like to volunteer and get involved in the upcoming projects, or if you are an organisation who wants to partner up in the projects then we’d love hear from you.
Please email Rotarian Project Manager Don Nutt at firstname.lastname@example.org for all inquiries.