Looking at the past and present of Poole through the use of pictures and informative captions.
Once described as `a poor fishar village', the ancient Borough and County of the Town of Poole is today a thriving town with a cross-channel port and resort - a beautiful place to live, work and play.
In this stunning photography book, local historians Frank Henson and Ian Andrews explore the changing face of Poole, rediscovering buildings and monuments that have been lost forever - and also all that has been gained along the way.
Passionate about Poole and its history, IAN ANDREWS was Town Clerk and Chief Executive Officer of Poole Borough Council from 1973, as well as Hon Borough Archivist. Since retirement, Ian Andrews has founded the Poole-Cherbourg Twinning Association, the Poole Heritage Forum and is a member of several other local community associations.
A previous borough councilor, FRANK HENSON is a lifelong resident of Poole. He is a member of the Wessex Newfoundland Society of Poole Men, frequently gives talks on the history of the area.