Poole Books

Welcome to our on-line bookstore, produced in conjunction with the well-known and well respected Amazon Company. We've collected together a listing of books relevant to the Poole and Dorset area, (Poole - General Interest , Poole/Dorset - Guides & Maps) which you can order direct from Amazon by clicking on the link we've provided for each book ... it's that simple !

Poole - General Interest


Francis Frith's Poole and Sandbanks (The Francis Frith Collection) - Leigh Hatts & Francis Frith.


This work features approximately 100 detailed historic photographs from The Francis Frith Collection with extended captions and full introduction. Suitable for tourists, local historians and general readers.


Looking Back at Sandbanks - Iris Morris"Looking Back" at Sandbanks - Poole, Dorset - Iris Morris

This is the fourth book in The 'Looking Back' series following 'Ashley Cross' 'Lilliput' and 'Canford Cliffs'
Once a wild and desolate place with high sand dunes, gorse and windswept pines, the Sandbanks peninsula forms the entrance to Poole Harbour. Smugglers, wildfowlers and Coastguard Officers gradually gave way to boat builders, ferrymen, ramshackle beach huts and the occasional dwelling before luxurious residences and apartment blocks changed the skyline. The sandy beaches remain but the feeling of freedom and sensation of space amid the sand dunes has gone forever.


Poole Park Railway - Keith GuyPoole Park Railway - Keith Guy

Availability: We expect to be able to find this title for you within 4-6 weeks. However, please note that titles occasionally go out of print or publishers run out of stock. Paperback ( Published 1 December, 1999)
Visit the Poole Park Railway website at www.pprailway.freeserve.co.uk for more information.


Poole Pottery - Leslie Hayward & Paul AtterburyPoole Pottery - Leslie Hayward, Paul Atterbury / Hardcover.

"An absolutely superb book for any Poole collector or lover. Being new to the world of collecting poole pottery I was relieved to find such an informative book with great photographic content and historical information which has led me to appreciate these works of art even more. There are not many books I wouldn't part with but this will definitely be one of them as it reads like a great art book should and will always be enjoyed for its visual delights if nothing else". Amazon readers review.


Collecting Poole Pottery - Robert Prescott-WalkerCollecting Poole Pottery - Robert Prescott-Walker.

The author has done a great job detailing the various periods of Poole Pottery from its inception to present day. It's a book which will appeal to both novice and experienced collectors. It covers all types of decorative and tableware pieces. There is an excellent section containing photographs of items including bowls, jugs, tiles, plates & figurines which also gives descriptions and approximate values. All-in-all a useful reference aid on the subject.


Poole: The Second Selection - Ian K Andrews / Frank Henson

Poole- The Second generation - Ian K Andrews & Frank HensonThis fascinating collection of over 200 photographs of Poole complements an earlier volume of photographs in this series compiled by the same authors. This completely new collection of images takes the reader once again on a nostalgic journey through Poole to look at things as they were, not so very long ago. This book contains scenes from all aspects of life in Poole over the years. Once familiar buildings, shops and firms can be seen again and Poole people are seen involved in all manner of work and play activities. There is an interesting feature about Poole Town Football Club and another about Poole lifeboats. Schools, hospitals, pubs, churches and carnivals all make an appearance. This collection of photographs will, like its popular predecessor, appeal to all who know and love the town.


British Railways Past and Present 29 : DorsetBritish Railways Past and Present 29: Dorset - David Mitchell / Terry Gough.

Availability: This title is usually dispatched within 2-3 days. Paperback - 168 pages (Published 31 December, 1995)


Dorset Railways - Ted Gosling and Mike ClementDorset Railways - Ted Gosling / Mike Clement

Availability: This title is usually dispatched within 2-3 days. Paperback - 126 pages (Published 20 May, 1999)
During the great age of steam, most railways in Dorset were operated by the Southern Railway and the Great Western Railway. These Dorset railway companies and daily life on the branch lines during this era and beyond are recorded in this text amid many captioned photographs. Bygone railway stations are affectionately recalled, together with open cattle trucks and luxurious Pullman coaches that served our great-grandfathers' generation.


Victorian Poole - John Hillier

Victorian Poole - John Hillier / Hardcover / Published November 1990





The Golden Years of PooleThe Golden Years of Poole


Golden Years of Poole is a collection of photographs from a time not- so-long-ago. It is not a history book, rather a nostalgic look at life concentrating on that most eventful period in our recent past centred around the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Each picture is brought to life with generous, well researched captions that will rekindle thoughts of how things were in the Poole of our childhood, the Poole of our parents, and perhaps even our grandparents. Inside this book you will find images of everyday life, including people at work, at play, on the move and in the town centre. Every facet of Poole nostalgia finds a place. Above all these images are intended to bring back memories of how things were in a time that seems like only yesterday...


Poole After World War II, 1945-53 - John Hillier / Hardcover / Published 15 October, 1992


Poole's Pride Regained 1964-1974 - John Hillier, Martin Blyth / Hardcover / Published November 1996


Dorset Genealogical Bibliography - Stuart Raymond (Editor)

Paperback ( Published April 1991) Federation of Family History Societies (Publications). We expect to be able to find this title for you within 4-6 weeks. However, please note that titles occasionally go out of print or publishers run out of stock



Poole / Dorset - Maps & Guides

Stanford's Allweather Chart: Poole Harbour and Approaches
Usually dispatched in 2-3 days Paperback / Published February 1995


100 Walks in Dorset

Usually dispatched in 2-3 days Richard Sale / Paperback / Published February 1995


Collins Cycling in Dorset and Hampshire

Availability: This title is usually dispatched within 2-3 days. Paperback - 112 pages ( Published May 1998) Synopsis: This guide to cycling in Dorset and Hampshire features 25 cycle tours with short rides for Sunday afternoons with the family, full-day rides for the more adventurous and an energetic 100km round-route for the more aspiring candidates. The guide includes: stage-by-stage route instructions; colour mapping for each tour at 1.5 miles to 1 inch; gradient diagrams; information on places to visit along the way; and an introduction to Dorset and Hampshire with advice on preparing for a cycling trip.


Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch Street Map

Usually dispatched within 2-3 days.