Bournemouth

Welcome to Bournemouth, England's Coastal Garden
Section of a 1759 map of Hampshire by Isaac Taylor, showing the Manor of Christchurch and the area around the Bourne chine
Photochrom of Invalids' Walk, 1890s
A view of Bournemouth showing the temporary wooden jetty that was replaced by an iron pier in 1880.
Photochrom of the entrance to the pier, 1890s
The Waterfront Cinema and Leisure Complex (now demolished)
Bournemouth Town Hall was built in the Victorian period, originally serving as a hotel for visitors to the town.
Bournemouth Beach and Boscombe Pier
Financial services are crucial to the town's economy and Unisys was a major employer in the industry.
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) is a national conference and music venue in the town.
Bournemouth Pier including the Pier Theatre
Shops and apartments in the centre of Bournemouth
The grave of writer Mary Shelley and her parents, including Mary Wollstonecraft, in St. Peter's Church, Bournemouth
Bournemouth Christmas Market in 2019
St Peter's Church, completed in 1879
The Grade II listed entrance to Boscombe Pier
Bournemouth railway station, built in 1885, with a replica Victorian iron and glass roof
Bournemouth and Poole College Lansdowne Campus
St Stephen's Church, Bournemouth, built in 1898
The Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation
A blue plaque marking the birthplace of Hubert Parry at 2, Richmond Terrace, Bournemouth
Blue Plaque on the Wall of St Peter's Churchyard commemorating the resting place of members of the Shelley family.

Coastal resort town in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council area of Dorset, England.

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Hampshire County Cricket Club

One of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales.

One of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales.

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Dominic Cork (left) and Sean Ervine hold aloft the 2009 Friends Provident Trophy
Broadhalfpenny Down, the original ground of the Hambledon Club
James Southerton, who played in the first ever Test match
C.B. Fry, who represented Hampshire between 1909 and 1921
Former captain Dimitri Mascarenhas
Former captain Shane Warne
Former captain Jimmy Adams batting against Sussex in the final of the 2009 Friends Provident Trophy at Lord's. Adams scored 19,723 runs in all formats for Hampshire.
The Rose Bowl, seen before redevelopment started in 2009

In 1937 Dick Moore set the individual scoring record for Hampshire against Warwickshire at Dean Park Cricket Ground in Bournemouth.

Bournemouth Airport

A BAC 1-11 in British Aircraft Corporation livery at Bournemouth Airport in 1971.
The former terminal building which has been replaced under expansion

Bournemouth Airport (previously known as Hurn Airport and Bournemouth International Airport) is an airport located 3.5 NM north-northeast of Bournemouth, in southern England.

Poole Bay

Bay in the English Channel, on the coast of Dorset in southern England, which stretches 16km from Sandbanks at the mouth of Poole Harbour in the west, to Hengistbury Head in the east.

Bay in the English Channel, on the coast of Dorset in southern England, which stretches 16km from Sandbanks at the mouth of Poole Harbour in the west, to Hengistbury Head in the east.

The coast along the bay is continuously built up, and is part of the South East Dorset conurbation, including parts of the towns of Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch.

Pokesdown

Pokesdown is a suburb of Bournemouth in Dorset, England.

A338 road

Major primary route in southern England, that runs from the junction with the A35 at Poole in Dorset to the junction with the A420 at Besselsleigh in Oxfordshire, a distance of 84 mi.

Major primary route in southern England, that runs from the junction with the A35 at Poole in Dorset to the junction with the A420 at Besselsleigh in Oxfordshire, a distance of 84 mi.

In Bournemouth and Poole the road is known as the Wessex Way.

The Square, Bournemouth

The Square, Bournemouth

The Square, Bournemouth
Bournemouth Corporation Tramways tram no 47 in The Square ca. 1910
The "leaning tower of Bournemouth" in 1995

The Square is a public square in Bournemouth Town Centre that marks the centre of Bournemouth, England.

Map showing counties and unitary authorities from 1998. Pink (non-metropolitan) and green (metropolitan and London) areas were left unchanged. Yellow areas are unitary authorities created as a result of the review, whilst blue areas are remaining two-tier counties reduced by the creation of unitary authorities.

Local Government Commission for England (1992)

The body responsible for reviewing the structure of local government in England from 1992 to 2002.

The body responsible for reviewing the structure of local government in England from 1992 to 2002.

Map showing counties and unitary authorities from 1998. Pink (non-metropolitan) and green (metropolitan and London) areas were left unchanged. Yellow areas are unitary authorities created as a result of the review, whilst blue areas are remaining two-tier counties reduced by the creation of unitary authorities.
The Commission's final recommendations for county Derbyshire from 1993. Area Derby 9 would form a unitary authority, as would areas North East Derbyshire 6, Chesterfield 7 and Bolsover (district) 8. The rest of the county would remain two-tier. Ultimately only Derby would form a unitary authority.
The Commission's draft recommendations for Cambridgeshire. The purple area is Huntingdonshire, the yellow area the proposed Peterborough & The Fens authority, and the pink area the proposed City & County of Cambridge.

For Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Dorset the government did not accept the Commission's recommendations for an entirely unitary structure, and decided to only make Luton, Milton Keynes, Bournemouth and Poole unitary, with the rest of those counties remaining two-tier.

A view of the Church of Saint Stephen from the southeast

St Stephen's Church, Bournemouth

A view of the Church of Saint Stephen from the southeast
The Church of Saint Stephen as seen from the northeast
Viewed from the Bournemouth Eye
Main entrance
Behind the altar
View from the street
Front door view
Viewed from Meyrick Park
Snow covered church.
Winter scene.

St Stephen's Church is an Anglican church in Bournemouth, Dorset (formerly in Hampshire).

Portrait by Henry Walter Barnett, 1893

Robert Louis Stevenson

Scottish novelist, essayist, poet and travel writer.

Scottish novelist, essayist, poet and travel writer.

Portrait by Henry Walter Barnett, 1893
Bound set of many of Stevenson's works, 1909
Daguerreotype portrait of Stevenson as a child
Stevenson's childhood home in Heriot Row
"My second mother, my first wife.
The angel of my infant life—
From the sick child, now well and old,
Take, nurse, the little book you hold!" ⁠Dedication of "A Child's Garden of Verses": ⁠⁠"To Alison Cunningham. From her Boy."
Stevenson at age 7
Stevenson at age 14
Stevenson at age 30
Stevenson at 35 in 1885
Stevenson at age 26 in 1876 at Barbizon, France
Stevenson at age 26 by Charles Wirgman
Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne, c. 1876
French Hotel (now "Stevenson House"), Monterey, California, where he stayed in 1879
Family in 1893: Wife Fanny, Stevenson, his stepdaughter Isobel, and his mother Margaret Balfour
Stevenson's "Cure Cottage" in Saranac Lake, New York
Photographic portrait, c. 1887
Bibliography frontispiece
Stevenson playing a flageolet in Hawaii ca. 1889
Stevenson and King Kalākaua of Hawaii, c. 1889
The author with his wife and their household in Vailima, Samoa, c. 1892
Stevenson's birthday fete at Vailima, November 1894
Stevenson on the veranda of his home at Vailima, c. 1893
Burial on Mount Vaea in Samoa, 1894
His tomb on Mount Vaea, c. 1909
Portrait by Henry Walter Barnett, 1893
Stevenson on horseback
Portrait by Henry Walter Barnett in 1893, sent by Stevenson to J. M. Barrie
Portrait in 1893 by Barnett
Bronze relief memorial of Stevenson in St. Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh
Profile bust of Stevenson, Writers' Museum, Edinburgh
Statue of Stevenson as a child, outside Colinton Parish Church in Edinburgh
RLS Museum, Samoa
Illustration from Kidnapped. Caption: "Hoseason turned upon him with a flash" (chapter VII, "I Go to Sea in the Brig "Covenant" of Dysart")
Stevenson at 37
Pen and ink sketch by Wyatt Eaton, 1888
Stevenson with native Chief Tui-Ma-Le-Alh-Fano
left|Portrait by Girolamo Nerli, 1892
With Kalakaua in the King's boathouse
Portrait by John Singer Sargent, 1887
Stevenson paces in his dining room in an 1885 portrait by John Singer Sargent. His wife Fanny, seated in an Indian dress, is visible in the lower right corner.
Alternate portrait in 1893 by Barnett, subtly different from the more familiar shot.
Portrait by William Blake Richmond, 1886

The Stevensons shuttled back and forth between Scotland and the Continent, finally settling in 1884 in the Westbourne district of the English seaside town of Bournemouth in Dorset.

A35 road

Road in southern England, connecting Honiton in Devon and Southampton in Hampshire.

Road in southern England, connecting Honiton in Devon and Southampton in Hampshire.

The A35 in the New Forest

Continuing roughly south-easterly still, it becomes dual carriageway again near Upton, before returning to a single carriageway through Poole and Bournemouth, apart from a small section of dual carriageway on Wessex Way.