Not Sure If This Is A Ronnie Barker One?
One of the classic1970's UK sit-coms was "Open All Hours". The inimatable Ronnie Barker played the crafty, but amusingly grumpy shopkeeper Arkwright and David Jason his haphazardly helpful assistant, Granville.
In one particular episode Arkwright was opening up the shop and whitewash writing the day's special on the window. I can't remember exactly what it was but it must have been something simple like "Tomateos - 50p a Pound"
When Granville pointed out his spelling mistake old Arkwright replied words to the effect of "I didn't go to Harvard business school - but watch and learn."
Surely enough the first person passing the shop popped to point out the spelling mistake - HA! And walked out with a pound of tomatoes, a loaf of bread, a pack of butter, four ounces of ham and a pint of milk.
"See what I mean?"
Well maybe Specsavers here in Poole is trying the same thing? Free "Hearing Tests" for those with bad eyesight??? Next it'll be Braille for the deaf?
A bustling Quay, the best beach in England and a stunning natural harbour make Poole a great place to visit.
The harbour literally has to be seen to be believed, one of the biggest harbours in the world and the largest natural sea inlet in Europe.
It boasts the beautiful Brownsea Island, the largest of the 5 islands which is a site of special scientific interest. Owned by the UK National Heritage organisation which stridently protects the area from pollution and over-tourism.
The British Isles were still joined to the landmass of Europe when Stone Age man wandered around what is now Poole High street. A settlement from the times of the Bronze and Iron Ages, its rich history includes being raided and invaded and fighting valiantly back against Romans, Saxons and Danes.
Its name comes from a corruption of the Celtic 'bol' and Saxon pool. From small beginnings as a fishing hamlet the town developed into a small port and a town by the late 12th century.
In the 15th century it was popular with pilgrims on their way to the shrine at Santiago and the century is also notable for the antics of the legendary Harry Paye. The 'Drake of the early 15th century' was a celebrated Poole pirate who liked nothing better than to plunder all the Spanish and French vessels which had the misfortune to come across him on the high seas.
From the beginning of the 17th century Poole was a major Port. In 1802 the Poole fleet numbered 350 ships, whose mariners braved mountainous seas and bloody clashes with privateers.
During the Second World War the town was the third largest embarkation point for the Normandy landings and served as HQ of the US Coastguard.