Memories of Boscombe

St George's Youth Club Haviland Road

Oh how I remember St George's Youth Club , My Sister [ Diane ] and I lived in Haviland Road , and we sometimes went to SGYC , so many memoirs , we loved Kings Park where we spent many hours on the swings ,Slide etc , Also spent fun times in Shelly Park , We now live in different parts of the world Diane ...Read full memory

A 1969 Student

For a very enjoyable year I lived at no 17 in Florence Road, a turning halfway down to the beach and off Sea road in Boscombe (see photo). I became one of the first persons in the country to study for a Higher National Diploma in Tourism. My college was then called Bournemouth College of Technology, situated at the Lansdowne, ...Read full memory

A memory of Boscombe

St Georges Youth Club

I was born in 1931. In 1944 until 1952 I lived at the Police Station in Gloucester Road where my father was a Police Inspector. As a regular member of the Youth Club, I have great memories of cycle trips into the New Forest, Friday night dances, and the memorable 'Skipper'. Another member was Bill Wrigley who with ...Read full memory

A memory of Boscombe by Len James

Woodland Avenue

My parents Evelyn and Tom Williams purchased a Guest House on Woodland Avenue around 1946-7 while I was just a toddler.

38a Keswick Road Boscombe

My parents Evelyn and Tom Williams rented this flat from the owners on the ground floor from 1961-1962. It was a lovely place with a marvelous view of the cliff top.

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

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

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

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