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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
Vacant land in Bourne where another car park is needed

PHOTOGRAPHED ON MONDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 2014

This vacant site a short step from the town centre in Bourne left over from the Wherry’s Lane development is now being colonised by weeds while motorists struggle daily to park their cars. There is sufficient room here for another 100 vehicles yet South Kesteven District Council, which has already exacerbated the problem by withdrawing 14 spaces in the nearby public car park for private use, has indicated that this land will remain idle in case it is needed for future development at some indeterminate time in the future. Six local councillors sit on this authority, one of them the present Mayor of Bourne, and there are calls for their voices to be heard on this issue on behalf of the people who elected them.

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 Arnhem connection
ARRIVAL OF THE PARAS 70 YEARS AGO
Bank manager turned artist
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ROBERT GARDNER

 

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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