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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.

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Photograph of the Week

Photographed by Rex Needle in 2014
The former Tudor Cinema in North Street

The Tudor Cinema opened in 1929, built on the site of two cottages and designed by A J Thraves of Nottingham who followed the tradition for cinemas of the period by adopting a flamboyant style, in this case mock Tudor with a distinctive A-shaped gable and a half-timbered frontage. The auditorium had room for 588 patrons and included an orchestra pit for the pianist who accompanied the first silent films. Talkies, Technicolor and wide screen followed with bingo in 1962 and closure in 1989 when the building was sold and is now used as a Chinese restaurant.

 

FEATURE OF THE WEEK
Pistols at dawn for duel at the Wellhead

BOURNE IN PAST TIMES
Archive photographs of the town as it was
West Street in 1905

OTHER  RECENT ARTICLES
Motoring pioneer's silver medal for sale
Papering the town with posters
The success of Charles Worth - in his own words

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A PORTRAIT OF BOURNE

CD-ROM cover

This definitive history of Bourne compiled on
CD-ROM supersedes all others, with more than two million words of text and over 6,000 photographs chronicling its origins as a settlement to the present day, listing the places and the people together with accounts of the progress of agriculture, religion, education, health, public services and buildings, and in addition, there are short illustrated histories of 60 surrounding villages. For more information see
A Portrait of Bourne

 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF BOURNE
An introduction to this town originally published in 2012, an account
of how Bourne was established in the earliest times and tracing its development through to the present day.
This is also available on CD-ROM.

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

CD-ROM

 

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