The 1920 edition of Kelly’s Directory, under the category heading ‘Pokesdown’, has a note which reads “Marked thus * should be addressed to Stourfield park” and one of the addresses marked thus is the home address of Rev. William Henry Perkins, M.A. (Baptist), 13 Arnewood Road! So one of our own Ministers preferred to give his address as ‘Stourfield Park’ rather than ‘Pokesdown’!!
The new Astoria Cinema is CLEARLY in POKESDOWN! The description of the address fits within all the different Pokesdown boundaries venn diagram (see page Pokesdown: its boundaries). But is referred to as being in Boscombe or “Bournemouth East”.
To round-up, suggested alternative names for Pokesdown include: Maybourne; Brooksdown; Richmond-on-Sea; Bournemouth East; Pinecliff; Pinehurst-on-Sea; Boscombe Park; Stourcliff; Avonhurst; Havenbourne; Portman Park; Boscombe East; Stourbourne; Portman Cliff; West Southbourne; Stourfield Park; Boscombe.145
The copy and paste citation for this page:
The History of Rosebery Park Baptist Church and Pokesdown – Pokesdown: the name, Page 7. Author: Michelle Fogg. Date: May 2022. Url: https://roseberypark.org/history/pokesdown-the-name-7/
Rosebery Park Baptist Church, 812-814 Christchurch Road, between Boscombe and Pokesdown, Bournemouth, BH7 6DF