THE BOURNE WEB SITE
has closed

This has been a reluctant decision but  community web sites such as this are being overtaken by the social media which has a greater public
appeal and so the 2,000 visitors a week which we once commanded
have slowly dwindled.
We opened in August 1998 and became the longest running community web site on the Internet but this is the time to move on. Many thanks to the thousands of people from around the world who have logged on over the past 18 years.  Our subject has been Bourne's history and heritage and we will continue to contribute to public awareness on these topics though Facebook and Twitter.

- Rex Needle, May 2016