Merley, Dorset, England, BH21 1

About Merley

Merley is a large housing estate in the borough of Poole, a mile (2 km) south of Wimborne Minster. Originally called Myrle, Merley was a manor in the tithing of Great Canford (or Canford Magna). The village merges with that of Oakley, and the housing estate was originally going to be called "Oakley Garden Village".

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Coach & Horses, Wimborne Minster, c. 1900


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In Gallery: Wimborne Pictures

Hard to date this picture as the place didn't change for so long at a time, but turn of the 20th Century, I should think...

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A view from Wimborne Railway embankment of a new development.


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In Gallery: Wimborne Minster Development Newmans Close

The housing development was partially built on the old car park for the Railway Station. I took this picture from the old railway embankment.

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Canford Bridge Development, 2008


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In Gallery: Wimborne Minster, Canford Bridge

Many people will remember the old footpath that ran along the side Canford bridge with its green railings. Today the footpath is quite different.

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Avenue Road, Wimborne Minster, c. 1909


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Not very high quality, but a little look down Avenue Road in about 1909, or perhaps a bit earlier.

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Avenue Road, Wimborne Minster, c. 1909


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This image must have been taken earlier than 1909, as that's when the card is postmarked. This shot looks up Avenue Road from the junction with...

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East Street, Wimborne Minster, c. 1910


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Some likely lads in the foreground of this shot, taken looking down East Street towards the Minster from the end of the bridge.

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Old East Street, Wimborne Minster, c. 1890s


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This picture is extremely hard to locate the position of. It is apparently of 'Old East Street', which could be where East Street is today, or...

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John Hallett, Watch and Clockmaker, Wimborne Minster, c. 1908


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I've not come across this name in Wimborne before, and can't place this shop...

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Avenue Road, Wimborne Minster, c. 1900s


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In Gallery: Wimborne Pictures

This is a pretty standard look down Avenue Road, probably taken in the late 1890s/early 1900s, and was recently for sale on eBay. A bit of a...

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East Street, Wimborne Minster, c. 1940s


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In Gallery: Wimborne Pictures

Great shot of a prosperous-looking East Street, with many shop signs in comparison to images from just a few years earlier.

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Canford Bridge, Wimborne Minster, c. 1900s


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This Tuck postcard was first issued in 1905, and looks towards the road and footbridge between Wimborne (on the right) and Merley over the Stour.

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St. John's Church, Wimborne Minster, c. 1920s


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St. John's Church looking virtually pristine in this 1920s postcard.

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End of the Line, Wimborne Minster, 1974


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The end of the line, as it was in 1974, looking towards Leigh Road.

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Sheds at Wimborne Station, 1974


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In Gallery: Railway Pictures, Wimborne Minster, 1974

Disused buildings at Wimborne Station in 1974.

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Sidings Outside Wimborne Station, 1974


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In Gallery: Railway Pictures, Wimborne Minster, 1974

View of the sidings at Wimborne Station on the day of its last passenger service in 1974.

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Railway Bridge over the Stour, Wimborne Minster, 1974


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In Gallery: Railway Pictures, Wimborne Minster, 1974

The bridge over the Stour at Wimborne.

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Corkscrew Shuttle, Wimborne Minster, 1974


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In Gallery: Railway Pictures, Wimborne Minster, 1974

The last passenger train into Wimborne Station, was the Corkscrew Shuttle, a special charter.

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Corkscrew Shuttle, Wimborne Minster, 1974


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In Gallery: Railway Pictures, Wimborne Minster, 1974

The last passenger train into Wimborne Station, was the Corkscrew Shuttle, a special charter.

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Park lane Wimborne


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Park Lane looking towards Lewens Lane - possibly when two way traffic

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Cricket ground


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View from 5 Park Lane - late 1960s

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East Street, Wimborne, 1900s


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Quiet view past King's Cycle Works towards the Minster, with a closeup of the Rising Sun's sign in the foreground.

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East Street, Wimborne Minster, c. 1920s


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Looking towards the Minster, with Foster's on the right hand side.

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Staff of Mac Fisheries, Wimborne Minster, c. 1930s


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The staff of Mac Fisheries stand outside the shop on the High Street. Image courtesy of Winston's Blighty Barber Shop.

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The Cricketers' Arms Inn, Wimborne Minster, c. 1900s


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A superb picture of the Cricketers' Arms. The first floor of the building has exceptionally large windows, which presumably were designed so that...

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Traffic Jam in East Street, Wimborne Minster, c. 1960s


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Image courtesy of Winston's Blighty Barber Shop.

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Park Lane, Wimborne Minster, c. 1950s


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Image courtesy of Winston's Blighty Barber Shop.

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St John's School, Wimborne


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In Gallery: Wimborne Minster

St John's School, Leigh Road, Wimborne

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Canford Bridge problems in 1959


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In Gallery: Wimborne Minster

Newspaper Article concerning problems with the Canford Bridge back in 1959

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Griffin Hotel, Wimborne


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Griffin Hotel, Wimborne

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Wimborne Police Station, Poole Road, October 1984


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In Gallery: Wimborne Police Station, Poole Road, c. 1984

In 1756 the Chief Magistrate of Westminster, Henry Fielding, set up the first full-time police force. In 1856 the County and Borough Police Act was...

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East Street, Wimborne Minster, c. 1900s


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In Gallery: East Street, Wimborne Minster, c. 1910s

A lovely view looking towards the Minster, with Hawker's shop visible in the foreground on the right hand side.

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Wimborne Station Ticket Hall, 1974


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In Gallery: Railway Pictures, Wimborne Minster, 1974

This photo originally appeared at disues-stations.org.uk, and is (c) Ian Corps. Used by kind permission.

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Last train to Wimborne, 1974


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In Gallery: Railway Pictures, Wimborne Minster, 1974

The last train to Wimborne station, the Corkscrew Shuttle, makes its way over the Stour in 1974. This photo originally appeared at...

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Wimborne Station, 1974


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In Gallery: Railway Pictures, Wimborne Minster, 1974

This photo originally appeared at disused-stations.org.uk, and is (c) Ian Corps. Used by kind permission.

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A coach and horses outside the Willett Arms, Merley


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In Gallery: Coach and Horses at Willett Arms, Merley

A coach and horses, possibly for a day trip, poses for a photograph outside the Willett Arms.

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