Lower Parkstone Photographic Project

The Butcher, the Baker, the Fishmonger and the Greengrocer at Ashley Cross, Lower Parkstone, Poole, Dorset.

A rare sight… a greengrocer, butcher, fishmonger and baker all adjacent to one another – Bournemouth Road, Lower Parkstone, Poole, Dorset. Lower Parkstone photos (above) taken in November 2013. The greengrocer’s shop has now closed.

Since the end of 2012 I’ve been undertaking a photographic project that documents the various businesses of Lower Parkstone in Poole, Dorset – a ‘snapshot in time’.

The Queen's Shilling, Lower Parkstone, PooleIf you have a business in Lower Parkstone that has a ‘public face’ (in other words, I can’t include people who work from home somewhere in Lower Parkstone) and you want to be included, please contact me for more information.

It is free to take part and you get your own page on my website, just like the businesses featured below.

*Please note: the photos on your page will show you and your business at the particular time of taking of the photos. That means I will not be updating or deleting them because they capture a moment in time, which is what this project is all about. However, I am happy to update your business’ opening hours, contact details etc. (e.g. website, email, telephone number) if they change.

At the end of the Project there will be an exhibition, hopefully in Lower Parkstone itself, of the best and most interesting photos.  I hope this will be in 2018, meaning that the Project will have spanned over five years during which time there has been a lot of change, with new businesses opening up and some closing down.

Read an article on the Lower Parkstone Photographic Project in the December 2013 issue of  ‘Parkstone Matters’.


N.B. I own the copyright of all photos on this website and therefore my permission is required to use any of them!

Lower Parkstone photos taken so far...

Featured photos: Barkers Dry Cleaning & Launderette

NAME OF BUSINESS (click on each one to see photos):NAME OF BUSINESS (click on each one to see photos):
AdornedPark Cottage Dental Practice (NOT AT THIS ADDRESS NOW)
Advocacy for You (NOT AT THIS ADDRESS NOW)Parkstone Fisheries & Game
Age ConcernParkstone Library
American Silk Nails Parkstone Railway Station
A-Plan Insurance Parkstone United Reformed Church (URC)
Aspray Estate Agents (now Key Drummond) Patisserie Mark Bennett
Austin & WyattPatrick's (NO LONGER TRADING)
Barclays Bank (NOT AT THIS ADDRESS NOW))Plastic Past-Times
Barker GroupPremier - P & M Moss
Bennetts Family BakersPublic Lavatories (Poole Borough Council)
BH13 Construction Project Managers Ltd.Quality Residential
Black & White Cars (NOT AT THIS ADDRESS NOW)Reef Hair & Beauty
Blakes Domestic Stores Ride (NO LONGER TRADING)
Blue Boutique (NOT AT THIS ADDRESS NOW)Robert Syms MP, Poole Conservatives
Bomo Interiors (NOT AT THIS ADDRESS NOW??)Rock Recruitment (NOT AT THIS ADDRESS NOW)
Bournemouth Hearing CentreRunning Free
Camden Bar & KitchenSam Oliver Design Studio
Capture Photography (NOT AT THIS ADDRESS NOW)Sarsaparilla Beauty Boutique
Carter'sShowcase Presents
Celia Sawyer 'pop up shop' (NOT AT THIS ADDRESS NOW)Smugglers Cove (NOT AT THIS ADDRESS NOW)
Chicken & Blues (C&B)Soutars
Clearance OutletSpecial Occasions Bridal House
Coastal ConstructionSSAFA
curtainfabricsLtd St. Peter's Church
Daisy Home & Gifts (NOT AT THIS ADDRESS NOW)Sunsational
Dancing MooseSynergy
Debnique Ladies' Boutique The Bay Tree Florist (NO LONGER TRADING)
Dorset Blind AssociationThe Bermuda Triangle
Edwards & Co.The Bricklayer's Arms
Embarq (NOT AT THIS ADDRESS NOW)The Britannia Pub (The Brit) (2017 - CLOSED)
From the South The Dancing Goat
Frost & Co.The Gate of India
Golden Kebabs The Golf Shop
Groom On The Green The Grove
Harris Interiors Gallery (NOT AT THIS ADDRESS NOW)The Hospice Shop
Intoto Kitchens (NOT AT THIS ADDRESS NOW)The Industry
Isabel's Restaurant The Maintenance Department (TMD)
Jackyards (NOT AT THIS ADDRESS NOW)The Mandarin Chef
Jane Jones PR The Natural Health Consultancy
Jon Holt Associates & J M WattsThe Naughty Corner Tearoom (NOT AT THIS ADDRESS NOW)
Ladbrokes The Ox
Laura May Makeup The Queen's Shilling (STILL AT THIS ADDRESS BUT NOT OPEN ANY MORE)
Leader Fox (former Leader & Co.) The Vapour Shop (NOT AT THIS ADDRESS NOW)
Lloyds BankThe Village Barber (NO LONGER TRADING)
Lotus Lounge The Village Vine
Marshalls Pet Food Store Treasure Island (NOT AT THIS ADDRESS NOW)
Martin & CoTrip Hammer
McCarthy & Stone (NOT AT THIS ADDRESS NOW)Trumeau Antiques - NO LONGER TRADING - PHOTOS FROM 2013.
MDG SportsTyreland Parkstone
Mews Funeral DirectorsVanilla
MintV Salon
Minuteman Press, Poole Wessex Road Surgery
Off Your Head F P Whiffen
On The Green Interiors White Align Dental
P J Jones