Check out these captivating images capturing the transformation of Poole through the ages.

Witness the stark contrasts in certain areas while recognising the enduring resemblance in others.

Taking a stroll along the bustling High Street or down by the Quay, one can catch a fascinating glimpse into the history and daily life of Poole in days gone by.

Old: Edwardian postcard of Poole Town Hall. Now known as Poole Guildhall, the Grade 2 listed building was the meeting place for Poole Corporation.

New: Poole Guildhall in recent years.

Old: Coloured Edwardian postcard of Poole High Street West. Many of the shops have gone now, but some of the old buildings remain including Poole Methodist Church on the right.

New: The same view in recent years.

Old: Poole Quay as featured in a postcard from circa 1915.

New: Poole Quay in recent years.

Old:  Poole lifting bridge pictured 25th August 1952.

New: The same view 2014.

Old: Poole High Street in 1980 with Barclays Bank on the left and Boots the chemist on the right. On the extreme right is Cantors furniture and carpet store.

New: The same view in recent years.