Pirates, Castways & Codfish
Pirates, Castaways & Codfish was an exciting project undertaken by the Club in 2017/18. It researched and told the story of the maritime history of Poole between 1580 and 1730. This period covered the lives of three key characters: Admiral Sir Thomas Button, Captain John Bennett and Governor Woodes Rogers
The Club was hugely grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant of £9,900, made possible by money raised by National Lottery Players. We also received support from Poole Museum, Bournemouth University, Rotary Wessex and CODA Marketing.
Volunteers uncovered information which adds a new dimension to our understanding of life and conditions in Poole and at sea over these 150 years.
The project delivered;
a new heritage booklet on the development of Poole over this period. This is available to purchase in Poole Museum
new exhibition materials for Poole Museum
Talks to local clubs and societies
CD/audio visual display material
a lasting legacy through the website and blog with details of the various findings: www.pirates2codfish.com
If you would like further information, please contact:
Rotarian Don Nutt - Project Manager via