The Christchurch Fusee Chain Gang front cover

The Christchurch Fusee Chain Gang

Who They Were; What They Did; How They Lived By Sue Newman Published by Amberley Publishing 2010 Review by Sylvia Minns The author, Sue Newman, has written other books on the history of the ancient town of Christchurch and its inhabitants and therefore has a good understanding of the past lives of those who lived…

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A Bed By The Sea - A History of Bournemouth's Hotels

A Bed By The Sea – A History of Bournemouth’s Hotels

By Jackie Edwards Published by Natula Publications 2010 Review by Sylvia Minns The town of Bournemouth, set on the cliffs of southern England amidst pine trees, was founded in 1810 and quickly became a popular seaside holiday town from early Victorian times. The importance of Bournemouth as a resort became evident when affluent gentry and…

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The Natural History of Bournemouth and the Surrounding Area front cover

The Natural History of Bournemouth and the Surrounding Area

Written by members of the Bournemouth Natural Science Society Published by Wessex Books  2009 Foreword by Chris Packham and a further mention from Dr Simon Cripps (Chief Executive Dorset Wildlife Trust) Edited by Ray Chapman Bsc (Hons) Sponsored by The Bournemouth Natural Science Society and Dorset Wildlife Trust Review by Sylvia Minns This book supersedes…

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