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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
New look Wherry's Lane creates car parking problems

PHOTOGRAPHED ON THURSDAY 17th JULY 2014

The £2.2 million refurbishment of Wherry’s Lane is complete but now everyone is asking why this huge expanse of open space on the northern side has been left vacant when the town centre is facing serious parking problems after 14 spaces in the nearby Burghley Street public car park were allocated to private buyers of the flats included in the development. Customers of the seven new shops will also need somewhere to park once they are open and although there is room here for around 100 cars, the land is being landscaped with grass and trees in case it is needed for further expansion, a commendable prospect for some time in the future but the priority now would seem to be the provision of more parking spaces that would boost local trade and help calm motorists who are becoming increasingly frustrated when driving into Bourne.

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

 

 

THIS EDITION ALSO INCLUDES
The Hereward Labour Camp
FINDING WORK FOR THE UNEMPLOYED
Top farmer and talented artist
WHY SHILLAKER COURT IS SO NAMED

 

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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