WRITTEN, RESEARCHED AND PHOTOGRAPHED by Rex Needle
Population 16,000 and 6,500 homes (estimated 2016), 71 listed buildings, town hall, corn exchange, seven churches, town
mayor and town council with 15 members returned every four years.
Photograph of the Week
Springtime in Bourne Wood
The town's most beautiful natural
amenity is Bourne Wood, 400 acres of forest to the west of the town which
is managed by the Forestry Commission for timber production, nature
conservation and recreation, and is open to the public at all times with
many secluded paths and woodland trails that attract some 150,000 visitors
each year. The tree cover is a mixture of broadleaf and conifer of all
ages, their diversity creating ideal conditions for a wide variety of
flora and fauna, and one of the best times to visit is in springtime when
the woodland can be seen at its best.
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