Boscombe, Dorset
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Boscombe and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Youth Club And Cadets

I have had some wonderful memories brought back to me durting the last few days. I attended St George's Youth Club for a number of years and had great fun at Christmas when we produced a pantomime in the Church Hall. I spent several summer holidays working at the Overstrand, washing up, clearing tables and eventually ...Read full memory

A memory of Boscombe by Graham Francis

14th Bournemouth Cub Scouts (St Saviour's)

I moved to Bournemouth in 1954 when my dad got a job there with Williams Deacons Bank. He bought a house at 84 Petersfield Road, Boscombe. I went to Southbourne Junior School which was about two miles away so most of my friends were the ones I met in the cub pack at the St Saviour's church hall - the ...Read full memory

Sailing Leaf Boats

I was born in August 1939, my brother was born in 1936, we lived at 5 The Crescent, Boscombe and my brother and I used to walk down Old Christchurch Road  to the lake in Boscombe gardens quite frequently.  We used to try and get the bamboo leaves that came from the island in the lake.  If we got one we would ...Read full memory

A memory of Boscombe by Richard Briant