'Welcome to Poole' product range
‘Welcome to Poole’ tile panel, 1950s
This panel was made by the company Carter & Co. of Poole, part of which later became known as Poole Pottery. From the late 19th century until the 1960s the company produced tiles and architectural products for use in buildings in many parts of the world. A number of these panels, designed by Arthur Nickols, were located on roads entering Poole and marked the borough boundary. The design shows X-class sailing boats racing in Poole Harbour.
Feather cushion - WTP01
'Bathers at Swanage' product range
Bathers at Swanage, Eustace Nash (1887–1969),1920s (oil on canvas)
Painted in attractive, fresh colours, this image of four relaxed young women in summer clothing and bathing costumes seems entirely characteristic of the 1920s. Along with Sandbanks, Studland had become a very popular place for bathing. Across Poole Bay can be seen the cliffs of the Isle of Wight to the right, and cliffs beyond Bournemouth and Christchurch to the left.
The artist Eustace Nash trained at the Drummond Road Art School in Bournemouth. He became a successful commercial artist and was a cartoonist on the Bournemouth Graphic newspaper for a number of years. Nash was a prolific painter, working mainly in oils and watercolours, and local landscapes were a favourite subject. His work was frequently exhibited at the Royal Academy as well as at the exhibitions of local art groups, on which he often reported for the newspaper.
Feather cushion - BS01
Books and other popular items
The History & Mystery of Brownsea Island by Devina Symes & James Langan £2.99
The History & Mystery of Corfe Castle
by Devina Symes & James Langan £2.99
The History of a Landscape and its People by Patricia Parker £15.00
Salterns, Sandbanks & Seaplanes by Jeremy Waters £14.99
Book of Poole High Street by Jenny Oliver
Book of POOLE QUAY and the Waterfront by Andrew Hawkes
Poole Quay, Poole Bay & Sandbanks - PMVP01
£7.50 (set of 3)
Where's Wally Double Trouble at the Museum £14.99
A Pint of Good Pole Ale £16.99