Abbey Church The  Red Hall Baldock's Mill Corn Exchange Wake House Cemetery chapel

 

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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
Autumn at the Abbey Church

PHOTOGRAPHED ON THURSDAY 24th OCTOBER 2013

Late October sunshine shows the mellow stonework of the Abbey Church in all of its splendour having endured wind and weather since the 12th century and still standing as a beacon of faith for our fenland community. This view of the building was taken from the most easterly point in the churchyard, now covered with the fallen leaves of ancient chestnut trees while the surrounding tombstones are those of the great and the good who served this town in years past but now lie as forgotten as their endeavours in their cloistered silence as a constant reminder of the feeble grasp we all have on life.

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

 

 

THIS EDITION ALSO INCLUDES
Bourne in the beginning
THE HISTORY OF ST PETER'S POOL
The squire throws a party
GENERAL JOHNSON OF WITHAM HALL

 

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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