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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 Helen Powell
Winter in Bourne Wood

The forest ways in Bourne Wood are welcoming to visitors at any time of the year but there is a certain magic walking these paths in winter when most of the animals are hibernating and the birds are silent although there are many signs of activity to show that some still venture out, especially after a covering of snow when the tell-tale trails mark their presence. This picture was captured by Helen Powell during the heavy falls of Christmas 2009 and despite the chilly conditions, there were also many visitors because these 400 acres are an attraction whatever the weather and what better way to shake off the lethargy after celebrating the festive season than a brisk and bracing walk in such a winter wonderland.

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

 

 

PEEPS INTO THE PAST

The railway was once an important link with Bourne and the station was situated at the Red Hall that has survived the vibrations from steam locomotives and rolling stock which ran past the building for almost 100 years.

Photographed in 1920

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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