Bournemouth, Pier, Closing The Gap 1947
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This selection of vintage photographs shows some of our finest piers in their heyday, recalling their glory days when seaside piers were at the heart of the traditional British family holiday.
Memories of Bournemouth
I remember staying at The House Beautiful in the 1950’s and to me it was not a good experience and has left its mark on me all my life. I was sent there on two occasions by Social Services as my mother was recovering from an operation and no one in the family would look after me. One occasion was over Christmas (...Read full memory)
Does anyone remember When the mansions Bath Road Hill Was Temporary accommodation For those Waiting for a Council House. My parents were housed there with my Brothers and sister. The metropolitan hotel and Fortes Then Bomb site and would not look out of place in some parts of the world today.
My mother,Margaret Newell was employed at the Mount Pleasant Post Office HQ, London. In 1940 she was moved to Bournemouth where I believe the Forces Postal Service had been headquartered. Mail was sorted here for the Allied Forces serving around the world. She remembered seeing a Dog (...Read full memory)
In June 1964 a group of us Belfast grammar school boys crossed the sea to Liverpool and took the long coach journey south to spend the school summer vacation working in the Bournemouth beach cafes. Three of us shared a bedroom at Pat and Alvin's, a short bus ride from the town centre. Our "digs" cost just £1.10s a week (...Read full memory)