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An English Country Garden

Picture by David Edwards

Picture by David Edwards

Whilst this may be the image of the English Country Garden it is actually the Lower Gardens in the middle of Bournemouth.

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“If I Only Had Time” is sung here by the Dorset Police Male Voice Choir at the Christchurch Priory: They are based in Bournemouth under the leadership of Doug Bloom.

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Picture by Ian Kirk

Picture by Ian Kirk

On Display at the Bournemouth Aviation Museum located in the grounds of Adventure Wonderland, overlooking Bournemouth Airport, the Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies’ first operational jet.

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Picture by Chris Downer

Picture by Chris Downer

The original parish of St. John’s Church was carved out of the parishes of St. Peter’s, Bournemouth, and Kinson, and was known as St. John’s, Kinson. The building of the church was begun in 1889, on a site given by Miss Durrant (owner of the Branksome Estate), who also paid for much of the work.  

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Oceanarium

Picture by Chris Harrison

Picture by Chris Harrison

Take an underwater adventure around the waters of the world and come face to face with hundreds of awesome creatures. The Oceanarium is situated on Bournemouth seafront adjacent to Bournemouth Pier

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Picture by Anne

Picture by Anne

Amid the leafy avenues of Bournemouth’s East Cliff sits this astonishing block of flats, its swoops and curves organised around that triumphant central staircase tower – a very common pattern in Deco buildings of this type. In fact the central-tower pattern can be found in a number of blocks and hotels in surrounding streets, including Burley Grange in Weston Drive; Weston Grange in Gervis Road; the Majestic Hotel, further along Derby Road; and Berkeley Mansions in Christchurch Road, along with others forming a really amazing collection of ’30s buildings crammed into this pretty small area.

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It’s electric!!

A video tour of the Museum of Electricity at the Old Powerstation, Christchurch by ‘CurtisWildebeast’. Including one of the original Bournemouth eletric trams.

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