Sandbanks, speedway and Sunseeker - 11 reasons Poole is not Bournemouth's poor relation

Bournemouth Echo: Sandbanks, speedway and Sunseeker - 11 reasons Poole is not Bournemouth's poor relation Sandbanks, speedway and Sunseeker - 11 reasons Poole is not Bournemouth's poor relation

We all know it's glamorous Bournemouth that gets all the attention. The sand, the Air Festival, the nightlife, the Silicon Valley by the sea. Poole? That's just the poor cousin down the road, right? WRONG.

1. It's got birds like this...

Bournemouth Echo: Forthcoming events at Arne

RSPB Arne is a great spot for watching the elusive Dartford Warbler and the nightjar, and is an internationally important resting spot for migrant wading birds like the grebe. And if you're not fussed about birds, there are seals, deer and Britain's most elusive reptile, the smooth snake.

2. It's five miles and about an hour closer to Cornwall. 

Bournemouth Echo: Traffic on Ashley Road in Poole

This only seems unimportant if you've never sat in Friday afternoon traffic trying to get from Bournemouth town centre to anywhere further west than Upton. 

 

3. It's home to Whispering Island

Bournemouth Echo: Brownsea Island

While there is some doubt about Corfe Castle really being the inspiration for Enid Blyton's Kirrin Castle (she once said it was actually based on a castle in Jersey) there is no doubt that Whispering Island, which features in Five Have a Mystery to Solve, is in fact Brownsea.

4. Call that a swimming pool? THIS is a swimming pool.

Bournemouth Echo:

Okay, so now you're an adult a morning at Splashdown might be your idea of hell. But as a kid? Littledown, shmittledown. 

 

5. It's got Pirates.

Bournemouth Echo:

Forget football. Speedway is where it's at. While Cherries fans have suffered a rollercoaster of emotion over the last decade, Poole Pirates have won 11 major trophies including five Elite League championship titles. Eleven World Champions have ridden for the team. And they've had the same manager since 1999.

6. And ACTUAL pirates.

Bournemouth Echo: Harry Paye Day 2013

It might LOOK like Harry Paye Day is just an excuse to dress up like Johnny Depp and drink a lot of rum before jumping in the sea, but Harry Paye was actually a pretty hardcore pirate. He burned the Spanish towns of Gijon and Finisterre, resulting a retaliatory attack on Poole, and helped the English defeat Marches king Owain Glyndŵr. Forget Jack Sparrow, Arripay was the real deal.

 

7. The Twin Sails bridge. 

Bournemouth Echo: Controversial Twin Sails Bridge shotlisted for structural award

A triumph of hope over disaster. Beautiful design coupled with engineering precison. The days it's working, anyway. And it's a really good excuse for being late for work.

 

8. The RNLI.

Bournemouth Echo: The Weymouth Lifeboat crew head to help a stricken swimmer

The RNLI is an incredible charity that saves hundreds of lives every year and its crew members train at the Poole HQ. There's been a lifeboat station in Poole since 1865.

 

9. We make yachts for superstars.

Bournemouth Echo: Eddie Jordan by his new superyacht. Picture Sunseeker/PA.

You name 'em, they've got a Sunseeker. If you live in Poole, the glamour rubs off, just a little. 

See inside Eddie Jordan's latest purchase here:

 

10. We make homes for superstars.

Bournemouth Echo: UPMARKET AREA: Sandbanks Peninsula, Studland Ferry, Haven Hotel and Poole harbour. Picture: Richard Crease with the help of Bournemouth Helicopters.

Okay, so we all know Sandbanks is not QUITE the millionaire haven the national press likes to make out. And yes, the line about it being the fourth most expensive place to buy property in the world is 12 years old and was essentially made up by a posh American estate agent. But knowing this means you can feel smug and superior while simultaneously pointing out Harry Redknapp's house to your visting friends.

But if none of those reasons are enough to convince the person you're talking to, just show them this.

 

11. It's called POOLE Bay. Not Bournemouth Bay (are you listening, Bay Run organisers?) Poole  Bay.

Bournemouth Echo: Glorious sunset over Poole Bay after another wet day.

We're sure you've got hundreds more reasons why Poole is better than Bournemouth. So let's hear them in the comments...

Let us know by emailing digital@bournemouthecho.co.uk or tweet us @bournemouthecho

Your suggestions:

Poole is the birthplace of Scouting. The first experimental camp was held in 1907 and there are scout groups in Poole which are the oldest in the world and can trace their beginnings back to founder members who were on that camp.

Poole has the second largest natural harbour in the World, the first being Aukland, New Zealand. (and of course Bournemouth doesn’t have a harbour or any size does it!!!!)

Poole also has the beautiful view from Evening Hill, all over Poole Harbour and Sandbanks.

Poole has the Ferry terminal to the Channel Islands

 

 

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10:06am Fri 4 Apr 14

samsmith says...

Never thought it was the poor relation. It has history too.
Never thought it was the poor relation. It has history too. samsmith
  • Score: 22

10:28am Fri 4 Apr 14

Plumber64 says...

Bournemouth full of stag party's and drug problems , Run down facilities and poor accommodation.Poole has so much to offer ???
Bournemouth full of stag party's and drug problems , Run down facilities and poor accommodation.Poole has so much to offer ??? Plumber64
  • Score: 12

10:30am Fri 4 Apr 14

elite50 says...

Cherries fans have had a roller coaster but don't have to chew dust at every game.
How many visitors did Poole get last year?
Why did Bournemouth have to prop up Dorset when Poole has always been there?
It just goes on.
I was born in Poole, emigrated to Bournemouth, used to read the BOURNEMOUTH ECHO but slowly got dragged back down to my humble beginnings.
What next?
I cringe at the thought!
Tongue now removed from cheek!
Cherries fans have had a roller coaster but don't have to chew dust at every game. How many visitors did Poole get last year? Why did Bournemouth have to prop up Dorset when Poole has always been there? It just goes on. I was born in Poole, emigrated to Bournemouth, used to read the BOURNEMOUTH ECHO but slowly got dragged back down to my humble beginnings. What next? I cringe at the thought! Tongue now removed from cheek! elite50
  • Score: -8

10:32am Fri 4 Apr 14

bourne free says...

Should have left Bournemouth in Hampshire and locked the gate !
Should have left Bournemouth in Hampshire and locked the gate ! bourne free
  • Score: 22

11:01am Fri 4 Apr 14

Bourne272 says...

Do we really care??? Poole is nice and so is Bournemouth and so is Christchurch. We are all lucky to live in such a nice area. Get over it.
Do we really care??? Poole is nice and so is Bournemouth and so is Christchurch. We are all lucky to live in such a nice area. Get over it. Bourne272
  • Score: 56

11:06am Fri 4 Apr 14

speedy231278 says...

The Twin Fails Bodge:

"A triumph of hope over disaster. Beautiful design coupled with engineering precison. The days it's working, anyway. And it's a really good excuse for being late for work. "

No, it's just a disaster. Hopelessly over-priced and hopelessly unreliable. The epitomy of the councillors who decided it was necessary. Not only that, the manufacturer claims it only had a one year warranty and now it has to be fixed at cost despite never going more than a few days without some sort of failure. Brilliant! Poole's answer to the surf reef and IMAX!
The Twin Fails Bodge: "A triumph of hope over disaster. Beautiful design coupled with engineering precison. The days it's working, anyway. And it's a really good excuse for being late for work. " No, it's just a disaster. Hopelessly over-priced and hopelessly unreliable. The epitomy of the councillors who decided it was necessary. Not only that, the manufacturer claims it only had a one year warranty and now it has to be fixed at cost despite never going more than a few days without some sort of failure. Brilliant! Poole's answer to the surf reef and IMAX! speedy231278
  • Score: 8

11:08am Fri 4 Apr 14

Landstox says...

Bourne272 wrote:
Do we really care??? Poole is nice and so is Bournemouth and so is Christchurch. We are all lucky to live in such a nice area. Get over it.
Handbags at dawn?
[quote][p][bold]Bourne272[/bold] wrote: Do we really care??? Poole is nice and so is Bournemouth and so is Christchurch. We are all lucky to live in such a nice area. Get over it.[/p][/quote]Handbags at dawn? Landstox
  • Score: 5

11:14am Fri 4 Apr 14

rjpwalker says...

What an awful artical. Guess someone was board.
What an awful artical. Guess someone was board. rjpwalker
  • Score: 3

11:16am Fri 4 Apr 14

TheDistrict says...

It does not matter what we think or whether we come from Bournemouth or Poole. Each has its merits, and each has its ups and downs. Both Councils are Unity Councils and basically run themselves, although they could both have a different council and leader. Personally, I think if we pulled our resources together, we could all reap from a wonderful tourist attraction.

Better than bickering about who is best. Who cares if it is Bournemouth Bay, or Poole Bay. If you jump in the water at Bournemouth it is Bournemouth Water, if you jump in at Sandbanks it is Poole Water. Any way you have your Poole Harbour, the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world. Surprised the Echo did not know that.
It does not matter what we think or whether we come from Bournemouth or Poole. Each has its merits, and each has its ups and downs. Both Councils are Unity Councils and basically run themselves, although they could both have a different council and leader. Personally, I think if we pulled our resources together, we could all reap from a wonderful tourist attraction. Better than bickering about who is best. Who cares if it is Bournemouth Bay, or Poole Bay. If you jump in the water at Bournemouth it is Bournemouth Water, if you jump in at Sandbanks it is Poole Water. Any way you have your Poole Harbour, the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world. Surprised the Echo did not know that. TheDistrict
  • Score: 12

11:17am Fri 4 Apr 14

MPK83i says...

Shopping is better in Bournemouth, but both areas have sever downfalls.
Shopping is better in Bournemouth, but both areas have sever downfalls. MPK83i
  • Score: -3

11:35am Fri 4 Apr 14

KLH says...

I enjoy the shopping in Poole to Bournemouth, I enjoy siitting on the Quay watching the Harbour activity, seeing Barfleur go in and out, doing a trip round the islands on the boats and there are some lovely places to eat. The scenery is stunning.

I live in Bournemouth!!
I enjoy the shopping in Poole to Bournemouth, I enjoy siitting on the Quay watching the Harbour activity, seeing Barfleur go in and out, doing a trip round the islands on the boats and there are some lovely places to eat. The scenery is stunning. I live in Bournemouth!! KLH
  • Score: 12

11:42am Fri 4 Apr 14

BigAlfromsunnyBournemouth says...

A saying that has been around a long time but remains true, "The best bits of Bournemouth are in Poole", enough said.

It would be nice if Poole had it's own postcode but unfortunately PO, Portsmouth, PL, Plymouth, and PE, Peterborough are all taken
A saying that has been around a long time but remains true, "The best bits of Bournemouth are in Poole", enough said. It would be nice if Poole had it's own postcode but unfortunately PO, Portsmouth, PL, Plymouth, and PE, Peterborough are all taken BigAlfromsunnyBournemouth
  • Score: 13

11:42am Fri 4 Apr 14

KLH says...

MPK83i wrote:
Shopping is better in Bournemouth, but both areas have sever downfalls.
Depends on what you are shopping for. Bournemouth is good for department stores, fashion chains, coffee shops and bars. For the mature person Poole is better in my opinion, better range of shops and I just think it looks nicer, especially the Old Town.
[quote][p][bold]MPK83i[/bold] wrote: Shopping is better in Bournemouth, but both areas have sever downfalls.[/p][/quote]Depends on what you are shopping for. Bournemouth is good for department stores, fashion chains, coffee shops and bars. For the mature person Poole is better in my opinion, better range of shops and I just think it looks nicer, especially the Old Town. KLH
  • Score: 7

11:47am Fri 4 Apr 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stop telling everyone how good a place Poole is, we like it just the way it is. The last thing we need is all the grockles from Bournemouth coming down here for their holidays and spoiling the place.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stop telling everyone how good a place Poole is, we like it just the way it is. The last thing we need is all the grockles from Bournemouth coming down here for their holidays and spoiling the place. Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 19

11:55am Fri 4 Apr 14

VAGINADINER says...

Plus......




....I live there!
Plus...... ....I live there! VAGINADINER
  • Score: 3

12:09pm Fri 4 Apr 14

The-Bleeding-Obvious says...

No difference, both towns (in fact all towns) are run by butchers, bakers & candlestick makers.
No difference, both towns (in fact all towns) are run by butchers, bakers & candlestick makers. The-Bleeding-Obvious
  • Score: 0

12:25pm Fri 4 Apr 14

The-Bleeding-Obvious says...

The-Bleeding-Obvious wrote:
No difference, both towns (in fact all towns) are run by butchers, bakers & candlestick makers.
.....although the old saying in Bournemouth always used to be 'the best parts of Bournemouth are in Poole'! Still true I think?
[quote][p][bold]The-Bleeding-Obvious[/bold] wrote: No difference, both towns (in fact all towns) are run by butchers, bakers & candlestick makers.[/p][/quote].....although the old saying in Bournemouth always used to be 'the best parts of Bournemouth are in Poole'! Still true I think? The-Bleeding-Obvious
  • Score: 7

12:45pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

The-Bleeding-Obvious wrote:
The-Bleeding-Obvious wrote:
No difference, both towns (in fact all towns) are run by butchers, bakers & candlestick makers.
.....although the old saying in Bournemouth always used to be 'the best parts of Bournemouth are in Poole'! Still true I think?
Definitely. We should give Bournemouth back to 'Ampshire!!!!
[quote][p][bold]The-Bleeding-Obvious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The-Bleeding-Obvious[/bold] wrote: No difference, both towns (in fact all towns) are run by butchers, bakers & candlestick makers.[/p][/quote].....although the old saying in Bournemouth always used to be 'the best parts of Bournemouth are in Poole'! Still true I think?[/p][/quote]Definitely. We should give Bournemouth back to 'Ampshire!!!! Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 8

12:48pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Bourne272 wrote:
Do we really care??? Poole is nice and so is Bournemouth and so is Christchurch. We are all lucky to live in such a nice area. Get over it.
Really? Which bits of Bournemouth are nice, exactly?
[quote][p][bold]Bourne272[/bold] wrote: Do we really care??? Poole is nice and so is Bournemouth and so is Christchurch. We are all lucky to live in such a nice area. Get over it.[/p][/quote]Really? Which bits of Bournemouth are nice, exactly? Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 2

12:50pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

speedy231278 wrote:
The Twin Fails Bodge:

"A triumph of hope over disaster. Beautiful design coupled with engineering precison. The days it's working, anyway. And it's a really good excuse for being late for work. "

No, it's just a disaster. Hopelessly over-priced and hopelessly unreliable. The epitomy of the councillors who decided it was necessary. Not only that, the manufacturer claims it only had a one year warranty and now it has to be fixed at cost despite never going more than a few days without some sort of failure. Brilliant! Poole's answer to the surf reef and IMAX!
Wrong (again). Nowhere in the world is there 2 lifting bridges in such close proximity, across a tidal location, offering two-way traffic and a continuous traffic flow. Big challenges, well overcome. Yes, a few technical issues, but Rome wasn't built in a day either. How big is that chip on your shoulder, exactly?
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: The Twin Fails Bodge: "A triumph of hope over disaster. Beautiful design coupled with engineering precison. The days it's working, anyway. And it's a really good excuse for being late for work. " No, it's just a disaster. Hopelessly over-priced and hopelessly unreliable. The epitomy of the councillors who decided it was necessary. Not only that, the manufacturer claims it only had a one year warranty and now it has to be fixed at cost despite never going more than a few days without some sort of failure. Brilliant! Poole's answer to the surf reef and IMAX![/p][/quote]Wrong (again). Nowhere in the world is there 2 lifting bridges in such close proximity, across a tidal location, offering two-way traffic and a continuous traffic flow. Big challenges, well overcome. Yes, a few technical issues, but Rome wasn't built in a day either. How big is that chip on your shoulder, exactly? Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 9

1:04pm Fri 4 Apr 14

apm1954 says...

best thing in bournemouth is the road out of it .
best thing in bournemouth is the road out of it . apm1954
  • Score: 5

1:09pm Fri 4 Apr 14

TheDistrict says...

Letcommonsenseprevai
l
wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
The Twin Fails Bodge:

"A triumph of hope over disaster. Beautiful design coupled with engineering precison. The days it's working, anyway. And it's a really good excuse for being late for work. "

No, it's just a disaster. Hopelessly over-priced and hopelessly unreliable. The epitomy of the councillors who decided it was necessary. Not only that, the manufacturer claims it only had a one year warranty and now it has to be fixed at cost despite never going more than a few days without some sort of failure. Brilliant! Poole's answer to the surf reef and IMAX!
Wrong (again). Nowhere in the world is there 2 lifting bridges in such close proximity, across a tidal location, offering two-way traffic and a continuous traffic flow. Big challenges, well overcome. Yes, a few technical issues, but Rome wasn't built in a day either. How big is that chip on your shoulder, exactly?
When they work that is. Anyway, instead of Bournemouth v Poole, or visa versa, why not be happy, that so many of us prefer Poole to Bournemouth, and I am in no doubt that a number of Poole folk prefer Bourenmouth for such things as shopping etc. Get use to it. We will always be side by side, whether you come from Poole or from Bournemouth.

Off to the Lakeside tonight, best fish and chips out of the two towns. IMHO.
[quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: The Twin Fails Bodge: "A triumph of hope over disaster. Beautiful design coupled with engineering precison. The days it's working, anyway. And it's a really good excuse for being late for work. " No, it's just a disaster. Hopelessly over-priced and hopelessly unreliable. The epitomy of the councillors who decided it was necessary. Not only that, the manufacturer claims it only had a one year warranty and now it has to be fixed at cost despite never going more than a few days without some sort of failure. Brilliant! Poole's answer to the surf reef and IMAX![/p][/quote]Wrong (again). Nowhere in the world is there 2 lifting bridges in such close proximity, across a tidal location, offering two-way traffic and a continuous traffic flow. Big challenges, well overcome. Yes, a few technical issues, but Rome wasn't built in a day either. How big is that chip on your shoulder, exactly?[/p][/quote]When they work that is. Anyway, instead of Bournemouth v Poole, or visa versa, why not be happy, that so many of us prefer Poole to Bournemouth, and I am in no doubt that a number of Poole folk prefer Bourenmouth for such things as shopping etc. Get use to it. We will always be side by side, whether you come from Poole or from Bournemouth. Off to the Lakeside tonight, best fish and chips out of the two towns. IMHO. TheDistrict
  • Score: 6

1:28pm Fri 4 Apr 14

visionary2 says...

Don't forget that Poole is the home base of the world class Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at the Lighthouse. Don't they say that the best parts of Bournemouth are in Poole?
Don't forget that Poole is the home base of the world class Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at the Lighthouse. Don't they say that the best parts of Bournemouth are in Poole? visionary2
  • Score: 4

1:32pm Fri 4 Apr 14

visionary2 says...

Poole harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world after Sydney in Australia. However, whereas Sydney has the iconic Opera House we have a branch of ASDA. #missedopportunity
Poole harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world after Sydney in Australia. However, whereas Sydney has the iconic Opera House we have a branch of ASDA. #missedopportunity visionary2
  • Score: 16

1:50pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Franks Tank says...

No:10 "The line about it being the fourth most expensive place to buy property in the world is 12 years old and was essentially made up by a posh American estate agent." (sic).

Thanks for the explanation, I thought it was something like that.

Now perhaps the Echo will avoid regurgitating this myth whenever a story about Sandbanks appears in the paper.
No:10 "The line about it being the fourth most expensive place to buy property in the world is 12 years old and was essentially made up by a posh American estate agent." (sic). Thanks for the explanation, I thought it was something like that. Now perhaps the Echo will avoid regurgitating this myth whenever a story about Sandbanks appears in the paper. Franks Tank
  • Score: 7

2:00pm Fri 4 Apr 14

nickynoodah says...

Why don't you lot stay where you are and
leave us who live in 'Gods Country' the Purbecks alone
surely you know your not welcome over here so why do you come
especially the dirty B******s that take all their clothes of
take your togs off in poole park or in the sunken gardens in Bournemouth not over here you smelly *********.
Why don't you lot stay where you are and leave us who live in 'Gods Country' the Purbecks alone surely you know your not welcome over here so why do you come especially the dirty B******s that take all their clothes of take your togs off in poole park or in the sunken gardens in Bournemouth not over here you smelly *********. nickynoodah
  • Score: -4

2:01pm Fri 4 Apr 14

nermal says...

Poolevs Bournemouth? Simple - we were here first! And how can you have a list like that without putting Poole Harbour at the top of it?
Poolevs Bournemouth? Simple - we were here first! And how can you have a list like that without putting Poole Harbour at the top of it? nermal
  • Score: 11

2:11pm Fri 4 Apr 14

elite50 says...

rjpwalker wrote:
What an awful artical. Guess someone was board.
The word is article. The next word you got wrong was bored.
I guess you were (almost) educated in Poole!
[quote][p][bold]rjpwalker[/bold] wrote: What an awful artical. Guess someone was board.[/p][/quote]The word is article. The next word you got wrong was bored. I guess you were (almost) educated in Poole! elite50
  • Score: 2

2:12pm Fri 4 Apr 14

PoopScoop says...

Arne and Brownsea Island come under Purbeck District Council and are administratively part of Wareham.
Bournemouth University, which did not get a mention, is in Poole.
Arne and Brownsea Island come under Purbeck District Council and are administratively part of Wareham. Bournemouth University, which did not get a mention, is in Poole. PoopScoop
  • Score: 10

2:47pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Markmag says...

BigAlfromsunnyBourne
mouth
wrote:
A saying that has been around a long time but remains true, "The best bits of Bournemouth are in Poole", enough said.

It would be nice if Poole had it's own postcode but unfortunately PO, Portsmouth, PL, Plymouth, and PE, Peterborough are all taken
A saying that has been around a long time but remains true, "Bournemouth, just like Poole, only better", enough said!
[quote][p][bold]BigAlfromsunnyBourne mouth[/bold] wrote: A saying that has been around a long time but remains true, "The best bits of Bournemouth are in Poole", enough said. It would be nice if Poole had it's own postcode but unfortunately PO, Portsmouth, PL, Plymouth, and PE, Peterborough are all taken[/p][/quote]A saying that has been around a long time but remains true, "Bournemouth, just like Poole, only better", enough said! Markmag
  • Score: -2

3:14pm Fri 4 Apr 14

bourne free says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Why don't you lot stay where you are and
leave us who live in 'Gods Country' the Purbecks alone
surely you know your not welcome over here so why do you come
especially the dirty B******s that take all their clothes of
take your togs off in poole park or in the sunken gardens in Bournemouth not over here you smelly *********.
6 fingers on each hand and still farming the mushrooms then ?
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Why don't you lot stay where you are and leave us who live in 'Gods Country' the Purbecks alone surely you know your not welcome over here so why do you come especially the dirty B******s that take all their clothes of take your togs off in poole park or in the sunken gardens in Bournemouth not over here you smelly *********.[/p][/quote]6 fingers on each hand and still farming the mushrooms then ? bourne free
  • Score: 7

3:52pm Fri 4 Apr 14

KLH says...

Bet they don't say in Poole that 'you would have to go to Castlepoint' to get what you want. Castlepoint is good for M&S and a good Sainsbury's if you want homewear stuff but apart from that, s*d all. I'd rather turn a trip to get something I can't get in Bournemouth into a day out in Poole and go and have a meal by the Quay, than go to Castlepoint....
Bet they don't say in Poole that 'you would have to go to Castlepoint' to get what you want. Castlepoint is good for M&S and a good Sainsbury's if you want homewear stuff but apart from that, s*d all. I'd rather turn a trip to get something I can't get in Bournemouth into a day out in Poole and go and have a meal by the Quay, than go to Castlepoint.... KLH
  • Score: 0

4:43pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Verwoodcherrry says...

Basically Bmth Poole xchurch wimborne ringwood ferndown verwood Highcliffe etc is just one big town anyway. Hard to know where the dividing line is. Should just give it one name to cover all the areas. Any ideas?
Basically Bmth Poole xchurch wimborne ringwood ferndown verwood Highcliffe etc is just one big town anyway. Hard to know where the dividing line is. Should just give it one name to cover all the areas. Any ideas? Verwoodcherrry
  • Score: 2

5:00pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Bourne272 says...

Landstox wrote:
Bourne272 wrote:
Do we really care??? Poole is nice and so is Bournemouth and so is Christchurch. We are all lucky to live in such a nice area. Get over it.
Handbags at dawn?
Quite the opposite I think you'll find. Purely down to the fact that I started the comment with the words "Do we really care." If your'e still confused, the answer is no I don't. So no handbags here.
[quote][p][bold]Landstox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bourne272[/bold] wrote: Do we really care??? Poole is nice and so is Bournemouth and so is Christchurch. We are all lucky to live in such a nice area. Get over it.[/p][/quote]Handbags at dawn?[/p][/quote]Quite the opposite I think you'll find. Purely down to the fact that I started the comment with the words "Do we really care." If your'e still confused, the answer is no I don't. So no handbags here. Bourne272
  • Score: 0

5:02pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Bourne272 says...

BigAlfromsunnyBourne
mouth
wrote:
A saying that has been around a long time but remains true, "The best bits of Bournemouth are in Poole", enough said.

It would be nice if Poole had it's own postcode but unfortunately PO, Portsmouth, PL, Plymouth, and PE, Peterborough are all taken
How about POO.................
..Joking!!!!
[quote][p][bold]BigAlfromsunnyBourne mouth[/bold] wrote: A saying that has been around a long time but remains true, "The best bits of Bournemouth are in Poole", enough said. It would be nice if Poole had it's own postcode but unfortunately PO, Portsmouth, PL, Plymouth, and PE, Peterborough are all taken[/p][/quote]How about POO................. ..Joking!!!! Bourne272
  • Score: 1

5:04pm Fri 4 Apr 14

60plus says...

Don't forget we have the university one of the best beaches in the world that is why Poole is a beautiful place,
Don't forget we have the university one of the best beaches in the world that is why Poole is a beautiful place, 60plus
  • Score: 2

5:06pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Bourne272 says...

Letcommonsenseprevai
l
wrote:
Bourne272 wrote:
Do we really care??? Poole is nice and so is Bournemouth and so is Christchurch. We are all lucky to live in such a nice area. Get over it.
Really? Which bits of Bournemouth are nice, exactly?
I live in Southbourne which I think is nice or is that not Bournemouth? In which case can Poole claim Sandbanks etc?
[quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bourne272[/bold] wrote: Do we really care??? Poole is nice and so is Bournemouth and so is Christchurch. We are all lucky to live in such a nice area. Get over it.[/p][/quote]Really? Which bits of Bournemouth are nice, exactly?[/p][/quote]I live in Southbourne which I think is nice or is that not Bournemouth? In which case can Poole claim Sandbanks etc? Bourne272
  • Score: 1

5:11pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Bourne272 says...

Letcommonsenseprevai
l
wrote:
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stop telling everyone how good a place Poole is, we like it just the way it is. The last thing we need is all the grockles from Bournemouth coming down here for their holidays and spoiling the place.
Why would someone from Bournemouth go less than 5 miles on holiday to Poole. Not because Poole is bad but I would probably want to go a little further afield. I am shocked at the bad feeling between Bournemouth and Poole and I feel I have grown up in both places and would support both towns.
[quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stop telling everyone how good a place Poole is, we like it just the way it is. The last thing we need is all the grockles from Bournemouth coming down here for their holidays and spoiling the place.[/p][/quote]Why would someone from Bournemouth go less than 5 miles on holiday to Poole. Not because Poole is bad but I would probably want to go a little further afield. I am shocked at the bad feeling between Bournemouth and Poole and I feel I have grown up in both places and would support both towns. Bourne272
  • Score: 7

5:11pm Fri 4 Apr 14

notapeopleperson says...

combine them and call it Poolemouth
combine them and call it Poolemouth notapeopleperson
  • Score: -2

5:16pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Bourne272 says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Why don't you lot stay where you are and
leave us who live in 'Gods Country' the Purbecks alone
surely you know your not welcome over here so why do you come
especially the dirty B******s that take all their clothes of
take your togs off in poole park or in the sunken gardens in Bournemouth not over here you smelly *********.
I will go where ever I like and The Purbecks are just as much mine as yours. So please remove your head from your backside.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Why don't you lot stay where you are and leave us who live in 'Gods Country' the Purbecks alone surely you know your not welcome over here so why do you come especially the dirty B******s that take all their clothes of take your togs off in poole park or in the sunken gardens in Bournemouth not over here you smelly *********.[/p][/quote]I will go where ever I like and The Purbecks are just as much mine as yours. So please remove your head from your backside. Bourne272
  • Score: 6

5:38pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Phixer says...

rjpwalker wrote:
What an awful artical. Guess someone was board.
and the comment above was written by an Echo cub - can't you just tell!
[quote][p][bold]rjpwalker[/bold] wrote: What an awful artical. Guess someone was board.[/p][/quote]and the comment above was written by an Echo cub - can't you just tell! Phixer
  • Score: 2

5:45pm Fri 4 Apr 14

apm1954 says...

we have better chip shops in poole so there.
we have better chip shops in poole so there. apm1954
  • Score: -3

5:58pm Fri 4 Apr 14

KLH says...

Letcommonsenseprevai
l
wrote:
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stop telling everyone how good a place Poole is, we like it just the way it is. The last thing we need is all the grockles from Bournemouth coming down here for their holidays and spoiling the place.
I said I like Poole - doesn't mean to say I like the PEOPLE there.....
[quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stop telling everyone how good a place Poole is, we like it just the way it is. The last thing we need is all the grockles from Bournemouth coming down here for their holidays and spoiling the place.[/p][/quote]I said I like Poole - doesn't mean to say I like the PEOPLE there..... KLH
  • Score: -3

6:01pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Frank28 says...

With the traffic jams in the Summer... it can be likened to trying to get in or out of Disneyland.
With the traffic jams in the Summer... it can be likened to trying to get in or out of Disneyland. Frank28
  • Score: 1

6:35pm Fri 4 Apr 14

cromwell9 says...

The whole area is nice BMTH POOLE XCHURCH NFOREST PURBECKS.
We are so lucky,
The whole area is nice BMTH POOLE XCHURCH NFOREST PURBECKS. We are so lucky, cromwell9
  • Score: 7

6:36pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Richard 1976 says...

Bourne272 wrote:
Do we really care??? Poole is nice and so is Bournemouth and so is Christchurch. We are all lucky to live in such a nice area. Get over it.
Totally agree.. Undoubtedly best part of England to live. Absolutely love it..
[quote][p][bold]Bourne272[/bold] wrote: Do we really care??? Poole is nice and so is Bournemouth and so is Christchurch. We are all lucky to live in such a nice area. Get over it.[/p][/quote]Totally agree.. Undoubtedly best part of England to live. Absolutely love it.. Richard 1976
  • Score: 3

6:39pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Domingo De Santa Clara says...

The town vs town argument,for me,just highlights the fact that three large towns are in reality ONE CITY.
The only thing that separates the "big three" are all the duplicate mayors,councillors,a
nd myriad of other hangers on.
As a former council employee,i saw with my own eyes the ridiculous,extravaga
nt waste of money on a daily basis,multiply that by three current councils,and the money going to waste every year must be phenomenal.
The town vs town argument,for me,just highlights the fact that three large towns are in reality ONE CITY. The only thing that separates the "big three" are all the duplicate mayors,councillors,a nd myriad of other hangers on. As a former council employee,i saw with my own eyes the ridiculous,extravaga nt waste of money on a daily basis,multiply that by three current councils,and the money going to waste every year must be phenomenal. Domingo De Santa Clara
  • Score: 10

7:52pm Fri 4 Apr 14

O'Reilly says...

rjpwalker wrote:
What an awful artical. Guess someone was board.
Or even aboard Eddie's new yacht..... ;-)
[quote][p][bold]rjpwalker[/bold] wrote: What an awful artical. Guess someone was board.[/p][/quote]Or even aboard Eddie's new yacht..... ;-) O'Reilly
  • Score: 1

8:03pm Fri 4 Apr 14

golfer33 says...

Verwoodcherrry wrote:
Basically Bmth Poole xchurch wimborne ringwood ferndown verwood Highcliffe etc is just one big town anyway. Hard to know where the dividing line is. Should just give it one name to cover all the areas. Any ideas?
Dorseteschyre
[quote][p][bold]Verwoodcherrry[/bold] wrote: Basically Bmth Poole xchurch wimborne ringwood ferndown verwood Highcliffe etc is just one big town anyway. Hard to know where the dividing line is. Should just give it one name to cover all the areas. Any ideas?[/p][/quote]Dorseteschyre golfer33
  • Score: 1

10:59pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Loyal2AFCB says...

Both ruined by over development and over run by Londoners.
Both ruined by over development and over run by Londoners. Loyal2AFCB
  • Score: 0

2:54am Sat 5 Apr 14

cjfoot says...

I was born in Kingland Rd Poole over 70 years ago. Lived in OZ for 60yrs.Still have fond memories and still follow the Cherries and the Pirates. Poole had so much History but as someone sad the developers and the weak Councils through the ages has seen I destroyed.
I was born in Kingland Rd Poole over 70 years ago. Lived in OZ for 60yrs.Still have fond memories and still follow the Cherries and the Pirates. Poole had so much History but as someone sad the developers and the weak Councils through the ages has seen I destroyed. cjfoot
  • Score: -1

10:21am Sat 5 Apr 14

Mike R-B says...

rjpwalker wrote:
What an awful artical. Guess someone was board.
for Gawds ache yews a spell chequer!
[quote][p][bold]rjpwalker[/bold] wrote: What an awful artical. Guess someone was board.[/p][/quote]for Gawds ache yews a spell chequer! Mike R-B
  • Score: 1

5:18pm Sat 5 Apr 14

tim m says...

Both are similar in that they have the same gifts of terrific location; wonderful geography; outstanding history, and waste all of it. Anywhere else in the world they would be clean, safe, high-end showstoppers with no boarded-up shops, pound stores, or drink all night for a tenner chav-traps. Poole town is probably the greatest waste of a natural resource (the harbour) anywhere in the western hemisphere.
Both are similar in that they have the same gifts of terrific location; wonderful geography; outstanding history, and waste all of it. Anywhere else in the world they would be clean, safe, high-end showstoppers with no boarded-up shops, pound stores, or drink all night for a tenner chav-traps. Poole town is probably the greatest waste of a natural resource (the harbour) anywhere in the western hemisphere. tim m
  • Score: 0

12:20am Mon 7 Apr 14

guisselle says...

There are too many charity shops in Poole. Bournemouth has a better choice
for entertainment in the evenings, there are no dance halls in Poole unless
you go to The Labour Club or The Penthouse.
There are too many charity shops in Poole. Bournemouth has a better choice for entertainment in the evenings, there are no dance halls in Poole unless you go to The Labour Club or The Penthouse. guisselle
  • Score: 1

9:10am Mon 7 Apr 14

NickTheGreekinBmth says...

Twin Sails Bridge a success .... ha ha ha haha hahahahahahahahahaha
! Don't forget Poole's got the Dolphin Shopping Centre ha ha ha hahahahaha, and the High Street, good God hahahahaha! Perhaps I should also point out that most of the road network that takes drivers from Bournemouth to Devon & Cornwall is actually IN Poole ha hahahahah. If Poole is so great, how come the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth University, Arts University Bournemouth, Bournemouth Bay Run all chose to be associated with Bournemouth and not with Poole, funny that, isn't it, if Poole is so much better? .... If Poole is so wonderful, where is its multi-million pound tourist industry? People spend their hard earned money going on holiday to amazing places, not to average little backwaters. I know I know, "we don't want the grockles" - well don't worry - they aren't choosing Poole are they, they're choosing Bournemouth! For a reason! It's sooo much nicer! :-)
Twin Sails Bridge a success .... ha ha ha haha hahahahahahahahahaha ! Don't forget Poole's got the Dolphin Shopping Centre ha ha ha hahahahaha, and the High Street, good God hahahahaha! Perhaps I should also point out that most of the road network that takes drivers from Bournemouth to Devon & Cornwall is actually IN Poole ha hahahahah. If Poole is so great, how come the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth University, Arts University Bournemouth, Bournemouth Bay Run all chose to be associated with Bournemouth and not with Poole, funny that, isn't it, if Poole is so much better? .... If Poole is so wonderful, where is its multi-million pound tourist industry? People spend their hard earned money going on holiday to amazing places, not to average little backwaters. I know I know, "we don't want the grockles" - well don't worry - they aren't choosing Poole are they, they're choosing Bournemouth! For a reason! It's sooo much nicer! :-) NickTheGreekinBmth
  • Score: 0

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