A unique, one-off, bus tour of Poole’s working landscape on 24 and 26 July as part of the Our Working Lives oral history project that has explored people’s working lives in the 40s and 50s.
Travel through time on a 1959 Routemaster bus for a mystery tour to hear a soundtrack of Poole’s working landscape.
The tour, organised by Joe Stevens of digital:works, will take visitors to areas in Poole not usually visited by commercial tour packages. The tour will snake through Poole’s industrial estates, as well as other interesting features of Poole’s economic landscape.
During the tour you will hear everyday people talk about their working life, about Poole history and how its infrastructure has developed. Interspersed you will hear about life today in Poole and its possible economic future.
Joe told us how “This special event will present history live in the ‘real’ world, so that history merges with the present. It will allow passengers to hear people describe places that no longer exists while travelling through these landscapes”.
These tours are free, but places are limited. To guarantee your seat on this exclusive experience, phone Poole Museum on 01202 262600.
Leaving Poole Museum at 11am, the tour is expected to last 90 minutes.
Finish back at Poole Museum where you can visit the latest exhibition ‘The Way We Worked: earning and spending in 1950s Poole’.
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Organised as part of Our Working Lives project – www.ourworkinglives.org.
Poole Museum and the exhibition are free, fully accessible, and open Monday – Saturday between 10 am and 5 pm, Sunday between 12pm and 5pm. Poole Museum, 4 High Street, Poole BH15 1BW.