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Memories of Bournemouth


My brother and I think this maybe a photo of our Grandfather and our Great Uncle followed by our Grandmother and our Great Aunts (the two gentlemen with dark jackets and light trousers, one carrying a stick or brolly).

A memory of Bournemouth by Raymond Garfield

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.

A memory of Bournemouth by Raymond Garfield

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, ...Read full memory

A memory of Bournemouth by Jean St. Dennis

House Beautiful

I have some lovely memories of House Beautiful, me and my 4 sisters were sent there to give my widowed mum a break and us a holiday. I loved the daily walks to the beach, ...Read full memory

A memory of Bournemouth by Julie Allier


One of my memories of Bournemouth in the 60's was its ice-skating rink where we used to go from school on Saturday afternoons. Bournemouth was a very smart place with good quality ...Read full memory

A memory of Bournemouth by Sarah Smith

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Bournemouth by Marian Hindley

East Howe

My name was Avril Collyer, I grew up on Montgomery Ave, East Howe and went to Kingsleigh School, had great childhood memories of Bournemouth. Dancing at Chelsea Village and eating at the Wimpy bar. Love to hear from anyone from my past.

A memory of Bournemouth by Avril Armstrong

Warm Summer Nights

What happy days and nights, beach parties at Hengistbury Head, can it really be 44 years ago that this magical place came into my life, it was to have a life-long thread ...Read full memory

A memory of Bournemouth by Dave Spooner

Grand Hotel, My Great Grandfathers Brother.

Re the person referred to in the title; George Alfred Bennett. About the 1888's he got a job as a waiter, wages 8 shillings per week and he had to buy ...Read full memory

A memory of Bournemouth by Cheryl Webb

Charabanc Trips

Reading through other people's memories is a great delight, it stirred my own memories of past times. Eastleigh Baptist church ran regular day trips to Bournemouth, a pleasure ...Read full memory

A memory of Bournemouth by John Scott

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