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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 in April 2013 by Rex Needle
Daffodils along the Bourne Eau

Ground staff have planted some 11,000 daffodil bulbs in and around the Wellhead Gardens in past years which now bloom each spring with a sparkling display along the banks of the Bourne Eau in South Street and behind Baldock's Mill where the entire area once enclosed by shrubs and bushes has been opened up to visitors with the installation of another public seat. This is one of many photographs of Bourne and the surrounding area to be found in the
Bourne Picture Archive.

 

FEATURE OF THE WEEK
How Bourne became twinned with Doudeville

OTHER  RECENT ARTICLES
Following fashion in Victorian Bourne

The beginning of the Civic Society
Vicar who pioneered scouting in Canada

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PEEPS INTO THE PAST

The arrival of the motor car has transformed our roads which are now a mass of lines and signs but there was a time when even a solitary vehicle was a rare sight such as here in West Road before it became a residential area busy with traffic.

Photographed in 1920

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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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