Hawkes, 99b High Street, Poole, Dorset, 2004 • High quality 1960s frontage, complete with a tiled hawk sign on the floor (just visible) and some French onions outside. Once the largest store on Poole High Street, Hawkes the Bootmaker was founded 1847 and closed for good in 2005, with its original fittings ending up in the local museum. There’s some more info here, an oral history by the ex-manageress here, and a blog about historic Poole High Street here.
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