Sad to see the passing of John Le Carre . A fitting obit on the BBC website. I did not know that he we born in Poole, Those of us brought up in the 40s 50s 60s can appreciate his accurate portrayals of "the class struggle". especially in the upper echelons of government; and indeed in our own lives as the first wave of deserving working class youth started hitting the Ivory Towers.
Did you also know that Dads Army has placed named after Parkstone places too. Briefly co/writer David Croft was raised up at Sandbanks but visited relations in Khyber Road, Parkstone. Nearby St Aldhelms church was the name given to the church in the series, Mr Yeatman the Berger got his name as Yeatmans funeral directors was in Albert Rd, Parkstone and incidentally still is...
* A supporter of Poole Town FC since: 20/11/1983 (Poole v Newport County) * Fully paid up member of 'Parky's Parlour' * A 'Gers' fan since 1985 and a 'Bath Rugby' supporter..
Todays Bournemouth Echo (1.1.21) has a picture of Poole Town youth players on its Letters page (19). I remember a lot of the faces, and Dave Osman and club photographer Andrew Orman who we sadly lost last year. Fifty years ago, happy days.