Pokesdown Sign Unveiling 18th August

The sign unveiling was a great day for Pokesdown to celebrate. We have put together some great pictures from the day and a few of these can be found here. As you will see plenty of people have taken pictures so we have provided links to these from here. Please let me know (use the contact form) if you have anything to share with us!

NEW! Video of Sign Unveiling Day

Forum Pictures by Andy Jones - Facebook

Boscombe Info 

Daily Echo - Article 

Daily Echo - Picture Gallery

southbourne.net video (video of the day)

Demotix - Haydn Wheeler

Three big tents, 25 stalls, Salvation Army Band, Wessex Chorus, vintage cars, steam engine, and Tobias Ellwood hanging on to the step ladders while I cut the ribbon! he really looked as though he was enjoying himself, what a sport!  (see video soon on website shortly) and I shan’t tire of saying this, the general opinion was that the day had the feel of a good old fashioned village green fete, the very thing we were hoping for, and we already have people asking for more events and I’ve lost count of people stopping me to say they have a photograph of me up the ladders!What more can I say except what a truly magnificent day. After Torch Day I never thought I would see so many people on the green again, or that the Sign would look so good, we’re glad you all enjoyed yourselves, and would like thank you all for supporting us and Tony Hawkhead Chief Executive Groundwork UK and Peter Wanless Chief Executive, Big Lottery Fund for believing in us.

There wouldn't have been an event had it not been for Rob Saunders. Rob did all the brain work, it was Rob who submitted our lottery request, found Hilary (our landscape architect who saw us through difficult times) has spent the last two years filling out forms, answering endless official lottery questions and still is! finding sign makers, ordering signs, getting permission to use our emblem, arranging for the circular seat to be made, ordering plants, shrubs to be cleared, public consultation, permissions for this, permissions for that, all this while recovering from two strokes.  I think I had the easier job.      


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