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Family Fun Day –Scaplen’s Court- June 2019: featuring ‘Mayhem at the Inn – Poole 1623’

Rotary Club of Poole Bayhosted an event at Scaplen’s Court in June 2019, on behalf of Poole Museum, in order to celebrate the successful completion of the Pirates, Castaways & Codfish project and to continue to share the product of our work. The event comprised the following and our feedback from visitors was very positive […]

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Research Findings 9 – Piracy and Poole

Piracy and Poole 1580-1730                      Don Nutt Elizabethan Days At the start of the period Piracy was rife in the Poole area and Lloyd saw it as one of Dorset’s important industries[1], “having its rich men even as the wool trade had”. A syndicate, involving local wealthy people and members of the establishment, was believed to […]

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Research Findings 8 – Poole’s Merchant Venturers

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Research Findings 7 – Smuggling

Poole Smugglers – 1580-1730    Cynthia Wall & Susan Jabbari Introduction Roger Guttridge’s book, ‘Dorset Smugglers’ has been used extensively in assembling this summary note. According to him the word “smuggle” probably dates from the Scandinavian languages. The Danish smugle which literally means “smuggle” and the Swedish smuga means a lurking “hole”, the Anglo-Saxon smugan “to […]

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Research Findings 6 – Coastal Shipping

Poole’s Coastal Shipping Trade 1580-1730 Don Nutt https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NGEk73SqQN47GOA2Ip2RfNyj33k4Sr3ZDv_B92unCiA/edit?usp=sharing

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Research Findings 5 – Town and Port of Poole

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Research Findings 3 – Vessel Size

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Research Findings 4 – Poole’s Economy

An economic perspective (1580-1730)    Roger Allen       Preamble Tim Lambert in his paper ‘A BRIEF HISTORY OF POOLE’ slightly amends (for the sake of better understanding today) Leland’s words on Poole made in a visit to the town in around 1540, as follows: ‘Poole was not, in the past, a trading town but it was, for […]

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Research Findings 2 – Population and Occupations

Poole Population and Occupations – 1580-1730    Jenny Oliver  The population of Poole is known pretty accurately from a census of 1574 when 1373 people were recorded. The first national census was not taken until 1801 so any totals of population between these dates can only be estimates and have to be treated with caution. Unfortunately […]

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Research Findings 1 – Governance

Poole Governance 1580-1730 – Peter Dawes Independence and early development Poole was created an independent County Borough (a “county corporate”) by the Charter 10 Elizabeth 23 June 1568.  Ten years earlier, during the first year of her reign, the Queen had issued letters patent confirming the Longespee Charter of 1248 and subsequent charters granted by […]