Poole is a coastal town in Dorset close to the larger resort of Bournemouth and is noted for its large natural harbour and historic quayside. I started my tour of the town next to the Dolphin Shopping Centre so I had a little look around the shops there before continuing along Poole High Street. This thoroughfare leads to the old town and finally onto Poole Quay taking approximately 20 minutes.
Level crossing, Poole High Street
The high street has most of the everyday stores found elsewhere plus numerous charity shops and an assortment of cafes. What is unusual about Poole High Street though is that it is intersected by a railway level crossing. It’s rare to find these in town centres but if the red lights start flashing and the barriers go down shoppers either have to wait patiently for the train to pass by or alternatively walk up and…
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