The Square, Bournemouth

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

Public square in Bournemouth Town Centre that marks the centre of Bournemouth, England.

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The Square, Bournemouth

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Bournemouth

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

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

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.

The fields south of the road crossing (later Bournemouth Square) were drained and laid out with shrubberies and walks.

Hubert Parry in The Musical Quarterly, c. 1916

Hubert Parry

English composer, teacher and historian of music.

English composer, teacher and historian of music.

Hubert Parry in The Musical Quarterly, c. 1916
A blue plaque marking Parry's birthplace at 2, Richmond Terrace, Bournemouth
Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, the family's country house
Parry studied with William Sterndale Bennett (l) and Edward Dannreuther
Parry (back l.), in 1910 with Alexander Mackenzie (front c.), Charles Villiers Stanford (front r.), Edward German (back r.) and Dan Godfrey
Parry shown on a 1914 cigarette card
Memorial to Hubert Parry in Gloucester Cathedral. Inscription by Robert Bridges
Plaque for Parry in Rustington

The site of his birthplace, in Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, next door to the Square, is marked with a blue plaque; there is a memorial tablet, with an inscription by the Poet Laureate, Robert Bridges, in Gloucester Cathedral, unveiled during the Three Choirs Festival of 1922.

The view of Bournemouth Town Centre from West Cliff. Lansdowne can be seen in the distance.

Bournemouth Town Centre

Area of Bournemouth, Dorset.

Area of Bournemouth, Dorset.

The view of Bournemouth Town Centre from West Cliff. Lansdowne can be seen in the distance.

The town centre is where The Square is.

River Bourne, Dorset

Small river in Dorset, England.

Small river in Dorset, England.

It goes underground at The Square (which divides the Central Gardens from the Lower Gardens) and again just before it reaches the beach immediately east of Bournemouth Pier, so that its mouth is no longer visible.

Avenue Road next to Bournemouth Gardens, the scene of the crash pictured in 2010.

1908 Bournemouth Tramway accident

Fatal tram accident which occurred on 1 May 1908 in the town of Bournemouth, Hampshire , England.

Fatal tram accident which occurred on 1 May 1908 in the town of Bournemouth, Hampshire , England.

Avenue Road next to Bournemouth Gardens, the scene of the crash pictured in 2010.

On the west side of The Square, the double track tram lines split at the east end of Poole Hill: the westbound line took the more direct route up the steep Commercial Road; while the eastbound line turned left at the Triangle, and then right into Avenue Road in order to reduce the downhill gradient.

St John the Evangelist's parish church, designed by John Oldrid Scott and CT Miles and built in 1893–95

Boscombe

Suburb of Bournemouth, England.

Suburb of Bournemouth, England.

St John the Evangelist's parish church, designed by John Oldrid Scott and CT Miles and built in 1893–95
A man buying a copy of the Big Issue from magazine vendor in Boscombe precinct
The seafront viewed from the pier.
Boscombe Pier
Boscombe Pier in 2003
The pier in 2010, after restoration
Musical walkway installed in 2014
Pier with whale skeleton, circa 1900
Boscombe Pier with whale skeleton, circa 1900

The area upon which Boscombe is situated, between the somewhat older village of Pokesdown and Bournemouth Square, was part of the great heathland which covered much of western Hampshire, and extended well into eastern Dorset.

Richmond Hill in Bournemouth.

Richmond Hill, Bournemouth

Area of Bournemouth, Dorset, England.

Area of Bournemouth, Dorset, England.

Richmond Hill in Bournemouth.
Richmond Hill from above.

The Square is at the bottom of Richmond Hill.

Tree-lined roads in Branksome Park: Western Avenue and Bury Road

Branksome Park

Suburb of Poole in Dorset, which adjoins Branksome, Dorset.

Suburb of Poole in Dorset, which adjoins Branksome, Dorset.

Tree-lined roads in Branksome Park: Western Avenue and Bury Road
Branksome Chine

It is less than two miles (3 km) from the shopping areas of Westbourne and The Square in the centre of Bournemouth.

A Tokyu Corporation train on the Tobu Isesaki Line. Through service between different suburban rail lines are common in greater Tokyo.

Through service

Concept of passenger transport that involves a vehicle travelling between lines, networks or operators on a regularly specified schedule, on which the passenger can remain on board without alighting.

Concept of passenger transport that involves a vehicle travelling between lines, networks or operators on a regularly specified schedule, on which the passenger can remain on board without alighting.

A Tokyu Corporation train on the Tobu Isesaki Line. Through service between different suburban rail lines are common in greater Tokyo.

For example, morebus routes 16 and 17 may operate as a through service through Bournemouth Square, allowing the passenger to stay on board with a through fare.

Protests at Hyde Park, London, 3 June 2020

George Floyd protests in the United Kingdom

Protests were held across the United Kingdom following the murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man, by police officers while under arrest in the United States on 25 May 2020.

Protests were held across the United Kingdom following the murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man, by police officers while under arrest in the United States on 25 May 2020.

Protests at Hyde Park, London, 3 June 2020
Protesters at Trafalgar Square, London on 3 June
Protest in Brighton on 3 June
Protest in Margate, 7 June
Protest in Ramsgate, 13 June
The empty pedestal of the statue of Edward Colston in Bristol, showing placards and graffiti

Hundreds of people gathered in The Square, Lower Gardens and outside of the town hall in Bournemouth.