Page 5 – Pokesdown: the name – What’s wrong with it? What could it be changed to? cont’d

Young records that though the new Urban District Council discussed changing the name, and took the poll in 1896, “the proposed change of name to Pinecliffe was not approved by the Hants County Council, who felt that there was not sufficient concurrence of opinion to justify the change of name, and so the matter was …

Page 4 – Pokesdown: the name – What’s wrong with it? What could it be changed to? cont’d

The copy and paste citation for this page: The History of Rosebery Park Baptist Church and Pokesdown – Pokesdown: the name, Page 4. Author: Michelle Fogg. Date: May 2022. Url: https://roseberypark.org/history/pokesdown-the-name-4/ Sources of Information for The History of Rosebery Park and Pokesdown (opens in new tab) Go To About Us Go to Other Activities Rosebery …

Page 3 – Pokesdown: the name – What’s wrong with it? What could it be changed to?

Did you know there’s a ‘Pokesdown Song’, from 1929-39, by Cumberland Clark?! Pokesdown, on the Christchurch Road, has grown a lot of late, With the populace increasing at a very rapid rate. It’s a suburb now of Bournemouth, and a pleasant neighbourhood; It is laid out very nicely, and the architecture’s good. It once was …

Page 2 – Pokesdown: the name – Its Origins – pixies, Puck, and pookas, cont’d

But why would people be “seeing”, or thinking about, pixies/puck/pooka specifically in Pokesdown??! Being “pixie-led” (or “piskie-led”) refers to being mis-led, lost in familiar surroundings, losing time, never arriving at your destination. Such as what happens if you spot a light in the dark of night, somewhere there are no sources of manufactured light about, …

Page 1 – Pokesdown: the name – Its Origins

Earliest known written records with the name “Pokesdown”: Year: c.1586. Evidence: Richard Morris of Pokesdown, Christchurch on a list of people fined for buying pirates’ goods (part of The Cecil Papers).124d Year: 1660. Evidence: Henry Mantle of Pokesdown elected a churchwarden of Christchurch Priory. Year: 1662-63. Evidence: churchwarden accounts record the receipt of one shilling from Henry Mantle of Pokesdown in …

Page 15 – The History of Rosebery Park Baptist Church and Pokesdown: 1970s-80s

Near the start of Rev Dennis Banfield’s time as RPBC Minister, 1969/70, the alterations to the front aspect of the church were finally finished, after delays caused by reaching agreement on new fire precautions. The new central entrance and glass divide between vestibule and sanctuary (i.e. between the entrance area and the part of church …

Page 14 – The History of Rosebery Park Baptist Church and Pokesdown: late 1960s

A PDF of the newspaper articles and documents is available here. They are images, and not plain text, but they can be enlarged for easier viewing this way. Allan Clappen, who had already financed the new organ, gave a further generous gift which enabled welcome alterations to the front of the church building. Robert J. Jeans, …

Page 13 – The History of Rosebery Park Baptist Church and Pokesdown: the 1960s

The date of this photo is unknown, but it is after RPBC moved into this building (formerly known as “Keswick Hall”) in 1952, and BEFORE the alterations to the front of the building carried out in 1969/70. (See below for more on this). “The 15 firemen who are the Pokesdown fire-fleet, work in three separate …