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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 Geoff Bell
Springtime at the Abbey Lawn
PHOTOGRAPHED ON WEDNESDAY 9th  APRIL 2014

The ancient meadow that we know as the Abbey Lawn has been the centre of recreation in this town for centuries but when threatened by housing development in 1931 the land was bought by Bourne United Charities who have since maintained it as an open space available to all and it is now the venue for a wide variety of sporting activities for both the beginner and the veteran. It is a peaceful and picturesque spot with the 12th century Abbey Church on one side and sheltered from the road on the other by ornamental trees which make it a delight in springtime for both walkers and lovers of sport because the ground staff are usually busy around this time preparing the wicket for the forthcoming cricket season.

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

 

 

THIS EDITION ALSO INCLUDES
Wartime girls on parade
TRAINING CORPS ATTRACTED 50 RECRUITS
American Civil War tragedy
BOURNE LADS FIGHT ON OPPOSING SIDES

 

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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