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.
Photograph of the Week
Autumn in the Wellhead Gardens
November brings with it the colours of autumn which can be
seen at various places around
town, particularly at the Wellhead Gardens in South Street, just a short
step from the town centre where the main path is lined with ornamental
cherry trees that shed their leaves at this time of year, leaving the
floor underneath covered with a golden carpet that rustles underfoot
as you walk past.
This is one of many photographs
from this town to
in the Bourne Picture
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