Poole at War 1939 to 1945
A commemorative event will be held on Poole Quay on 15 August 2021 on VJ Day.
Poole was a vital naval base during the war as a major centre for boat building and engineering. The Royal Naval Cordite factory at Holton Heath employed 4,000 people. The town had a crucial role for Dunkirk and D Day, and for the reception of refugees. The harbour was a hive of activity and a front line defence.
Visit the history boards along Poole High Street for the story of Poole’s part in World War II. The story boards, organised by Society for Poole, will be in place from VE Day until end August 2021
A selection of Little ships will be in attendance on August 15th