Do you remember Poole Arndale at Christmas time?

This photo taken from the Grahame Austin collection shows the avenue of shops leading to Poole bus station pictured in the early 1970s.

Featured shops were Beales, Southern Gas, Frisbys, De Parys dry cleaners, Milwards.

Best of all this photo shows one of the popular wooden animals, this turtle along with three other wooden pieces of play equipment a snake, whale and hippo were designed by Peter Hand.

They featured in the shopping centre from the opening in 1969 until removed in 1997 due to health and safety.