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BOURNE
Lincolnshire         England

in
Words and Pictures

WRITTEN, RESEARCHED AND PHOTOGRAPHED

by Rex Needle

Population 15,000 and 6,000 homes (estimated 2012), 71 listed buildings, town hall, corn exchange, seven churches, town mayor and town council with 15 members returned every four years.

Town sign

 

Photograph of the Week

Photographed by Rex Needle
The fate of the cemetery chapel is still uncertain

PHOTOGRAPHED ON SUNDAY 24th AUGUST 2014

The wheels of bureaucracy turn exceedingly slow but in the case of the Victorian chapel in the town cemetery they appear to have ground to a halt because after six years of negotiations, Bourne Preservation Society which has plans for its restoration is still no nearer being given the key of the door. The building dates from 1855 and had deteriorated so badly that the town council which is responsible for its upkeep wanted to pull it down but their plans were thwarted when the Department of Culture, Media and Sport gave it a Grade II listing in 2007. The society was subsequently formed by local conservationists with the intention of carrying out repairs to give it another lease of life but their plans have been frustrated by the continued delay of the council in handing it over.

Readers are asked to submit their own pictures to be considered for our
Photograph of the Week feature. Read more.

 

 

THIS EDITION ALSO INCLUDES
Bank manager turned artist
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ROBERT GARDNER
Letters from the trenches
BOURNE BOYS WRITE HOME DURING WW1

 

PEEPS INTO THE PAST

Sheep may safely graze has been a Christian observance for centuries and here they can be seen enjoying the grass outside the Abbey Church in a meadow that has been occupied since 1986 by the vicarage and its adjoining garden.

Photographed in 1914

Read more about this town from times gone by

 

 

 

TALES OF BOURNE FROM PAST TIMES
A substantial book about the history of this town running
to 200 pages with 150 photographs both modern and contemporary
 BRIEF LIVES OF BOURNE PEOPLE
 Fifty biographies of the great and the good

A PORTRAIT OF BOURNE
The history of this town on CD-ROM from the earliest times to the present day, now revised and greatly extended for the 2013 edition.

CD-ROM

 

TRADESMEN YOU CAN TRUST
in the Bourne area

 

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