Remember Poole Pottery?
Once, on a bleak winter’s night, I waited in a lay-by between Wimborne and Blandford. Another car arrived, flashing its lights. A blonde emerged carrying a box with great care. I paid her with cash and a smile as she said, ‘Enjoy.’ I clutched the box containing a 1930’s galleon in full sail made by Poole Pottery in the Carter Stabler and Adams era. When Jesse Carter began his tile and pottery business in Poole in 1873, a roadside assignation, made for the love of his firm’s products, would have been beyond his comprehension.