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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
Black swans under threat at St Peter's Pool
PHOTOGRAPHED IN MARCH 2007

One of the most familiar and popular sights in Bourne today are the black swans that inhabit St Peterís Pool, their home since the first pair arrived in 1999, a gift from the Wildfowl Trust, but their future is now under discussion because they have been repeatedly fallen victim to predators such as foxes from which they are unable to escape because their wings are pinioned, a legal requirement to prevent them from flying off and breeding in the wild. Now a petition is underway seeking to persuade Bourne United Charities which administers the Wellhead Gardens not to replace the latest casualties and so the trustees will have to decide if this reflects public opinion or whether keeping more black swans is a risk worth taking. For more on this story see The Bourne Diary.

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

 

 

THIS EDITION ALSO INCLUDES
Family firm now leads Europe
 SUCCESS OF BOURNE TEXTILE SERVICES
Wartime girls on parade
TRAINING CORPS ATTRACTED 50 RECRUITS

 

PEEPS INTO THE PAST

A march through the streets headed by the town's brass band always marked the annual treat for children from the Congregational Church in Eastgate which ended with games and a picnic at the Park Field in the Austerby.

Photographed in 1912

Read more about this town from times gone by

 

 

 

ARTICLES  - topics on the town's history
PICTURE GALLERY - photographs taken by readers
PROMINENT PEOPLE - 500 names from past and present
PUBLICATIONS - relating to this town

 

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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