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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 Abbey Church in autumn
PHOTOGRAPHED ON MONDAY 12th NOVEMBER 2014

One of the most evocative views of the Abbey Church is from South Street where the pinnacled 12th century tower can be seen rising from the trees, a reminder that this building has been a beacon of faith for town and district for almost 900 years. It was built on the site of the old Saxon building and if events had turned out differently in past centuries, there might have been twin towers to dominate the scene, as envisaged by the man who founded it, the Lord of the Manor, Baldwin Fitzgilbert (1095-1154), but for various reasons the work was never completed as intended although what we have left is a beautiful example of early English architecture that has withstood wind and weather over the centuries and still serves as our parish church dedicated to St Peter and St Paul.

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

 

 

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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