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Bournemouth, Dorset
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Bournemouth Gardens

When I was a child, my parents and my two brothers went to Bournemouth every year for 2 weeks holiday. I have nothing but happy memories of Bournemouth and Boscombe and the surrounding towns. I am now nearly 56 but I still long to go back in time and revisit the places as they used to be. I still go on holiday to ...Read full memory

My Dear Home Town Of Bournemouth

I was born there in 1928, in Boscombe Hospital, Bournemouth, and lived in Bournemouth till 1962. There is no where like Bournemouth, lovely beaches, stores, theatres, the Chines, and Shell Bay. An excursion to Poole and then to Canford Cliffs, and on a little ferry across to Shell Bay. Of course, you ...Read full memory

My Family

The photo is similar to one in my personal collection. The two gentlemen in the forefront of the picture are my Grandfather & my Great Uncle, two of the ladies behind them are my Great Aunts, the other became my Grandmother.