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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
Scarecrows gather for a festival at Dyke, near Bourne

PHOTOGRAPHED ON WEDNESDAY 24th SEPTEMBER 2014

Scarecrows have been a familiar sight in the countryside for many years with the sole purpose of keeping predatory birds away from growing crops and the part they played has not been forgotten at Dyke near Bourne, where this Darby and Joan couple relaxing outside the Wishing Well stayed on as a reminder that the village staged its first annual scarecrow festival over the weekend, attracting 44 entries as well as a great deal of excitement and amusement. Ingenuity and industry provided many colourful characters wearing an assortment of discarded clothing, a reminder of their important role in past centuries that has now been overtaken by modern devices such as the gas gun that plague our lives every summer.

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

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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