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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 August 2008 by Rex Needle
Floral display alongside the river in South Street

There is usually a mass of floral decoration in and around the town centre at Bourne during the summer months and here along the banks of the river in South Street this colourful display greets visitors driving in on the main A15 from the south, an annual adornment which forms part of the town’s contribution to the East Midlands in Bloom competition that has won several silver gilt awards in recent years. This is one of many photographs of Bourne and the surrounding area to be found in the Bourne Picture Archive.

 

 

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

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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