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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
The declining state of the Old Grammar School

PHOTOGRAPHED ON SUNDAY 17th AUGUST 2014

One of our oldest secular buildings is now in a serious state of neglect and in need of immediate attention if it is to be saved. The Old Grammar School, a Grade II listed building dating back to the 17th century, stands in the churchyard in South Street but is now almost totally obscured by the undergrowth and low hanging branches from nearby trees while the structure itself which has been closed as unsafe since 2003 is showing signs of significant decline. Bourne Preservation Society is currently in talks with the Bourne Educational Foundation which owns it in the hope of initiating restoration but progress has been slow and a speedy agreement should now be reached
as a matter of urgency.

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

 

 

THIS EDITION ALSO INCLUDES
Bank manager turned artist
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ROBERT GARDNER
Letters from the trenches
BOURNE BOYS WRITE HOME DURING WW1

 

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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