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Poole, Fred (Frederick), 1867 - 1907



  • Existence: 1867 - 1907


Frederick Poole was a Panorama proprietor and nephew of Charles Poole (1821-1877) and George Walter Poole (1828-1877).

Fred was the youngest son of agricultural labourer John Poole (1817-1889) and his wife Matilda Poole (1824-1899).

John and Matilda had five sons Joseph (1847-1906), George (1849-1929), Henry (Harry) (1850-1925), Charles William (1858-1918) and Fred (1867-1907), all of who followed their uncles’ footsteps into the Panorama business from a young age.

Fred became assistant manager of the family’s ‘A’ company at seventeen years of age and performed as Panorama lecturer for various Poole shows.

Fred married Ada and had a son Gordon (1893-1970), who became involved in the family business.

Like some of his other brothers, Fred became involved in politics and was a member of the Malmesbury Town Council.

Fred did not have time to achieve as much business success as his brothers, as he died aged only 39 of heart attack while fishing with his teenage son.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Bill Barnes Collection

Reference code: NFA0172
Scope and Contents

Programmes, posters and photographs mainly related to the Poole family's travelling Myriorama show.

Dates: 1881 - 2017

Harry Poole's Greatest Myriorama Programme, 27 February 1893

Reference code: 178K53.48
Scope and Contents Assembly Rooms, Cheltenham, The approach, engagement and destruction of The Spanish Armada, St. Paul'd Cathedral,Buckingham Palace, Newcastle-on-Tyne, The Forth Bridge, Ireland, Mechanical set of shipping, Newhaven, Crossing the Channel, Paris, Italy, Switzerland, St. Gothard Tunnel, Vienna, St. Petersburgh, Adrianople during the war, The Holy Land, Ceylon, India, China, Japan, New Zealand, San Francisco, Trinidad, The West Indies, New York, Egypt, The Soudan, Battle of Kirbekan, Stanley in...
Dates: 27 February 1893