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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 …

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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 …

The Purpose of Church

What’s the task of a church?  The church is a group of people who have made Jesus Lord.  So they present themselves for service.  What does Jesus want to do?    He wants people to accept him as their rightful Lord and King. He wants people to grow to be like him.  After all, God created …