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  • Arthur Keily was born into a working class family in 1921. He was the eldest of nine surviving children, and won his first medal as a schoolboy walking champion when he was ten years old. He served in the Army in World War Two and was evacuated from Dunkirk in 1940. After the War he worked as a blacksmith and boiler shop plater at British Railways Locomotive Works, later moving to Rolls-Royce where he was a machinist and warehouse operative. Between 1954 (his first world record for a 15 mile race) and 1960 (when he set an English Olympic Marathon Record), he broke a number of national and...
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  • Margarette Ann Corcoran (née Colligan) Margarette was born into a loving family in Paisley, Scotland, the youngest of three sisters – Maureen and Nancy, both now sadly deceased. Leaving school at 15, Margarette was a typical teenager of the 60’s, enjoying mini-skirts, dancing and with a very active social life. She and Michael met on 28 May 1966 (at 6.30pm) at a Cub Scout Jubilee camp in Erskine; he asked her to marry him a week later and eventually, 3 years later, she agreed. Over the years they had 3 children, Scott,...
  • Chris’ Life (read by Rosemary) Chris was an only child, who grew up in Birmingham with his mother Betty. Tragedy struck early on when his father Colin died when Chris was only 3 years old. Chris’ intelligence was evident from an early age and he went on to attend King Edwards School achieving a scholarship to Pembroke College, Oxford to study history. Chris often spoke of those years with great fondness. Chris met Scarlett in the Hare and Hounds in East Sheen, she had asked her brother who he was – this man who always cycled from Hammersmith, with his canvas bag thrown jauntily...
  • Vaughan William Walker 02-09-1984 to 21-09-2015Michael Jackson - Heal The Worldhttps://youtu.be/XAi3VTSdTxUMusic video by Michael Jackson performing Heal The World. (C) 1991 MJJ Productions Inc.
  • This bench is dedicated to Paul Stephen Hillman. He was The Borough of Poole’s Landscape Architect from 1989 until 2008. As you stand or sit here, you can read a little bit about Paul’s life and his work towards preserving the heritage of Poole Park, often referred to as the People’s Park. If you read on, there is some interesting history too. Paul joined Poole Council as the Borough’s Landscape Architect before Poole Park’s Centenary celebrations in 1990. Previously he completed his Masters as a Landscape Architect at Newcastle University. While working for Poole, a major focus of his...
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  • The Guinea Pig Club Memorial About the Guinea Pig Club The Guinea Pig Club, established in 1941, was a social club and mutual support network for British and allied aircrew injured during World War II. Its membership was made up of patients of Archibald McIndoe at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, Sussex, who had undergone experimental reconstructive plastic surgery, generally after receiving burns injuries in aircraft. The members were aircrew patients in the hospital and the surgeons and anaesthetists who treated them. By the end of the war the club had 649 members. The club...

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