Lansdowne, Bournemouth

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Lansdowne
Bournemouth, The Lansdowne - geograph.org.uk - 509109.jpg
Lansdowne roundabout
Lansdowne is located in Dorset
Lansdowne
Lansdowne
Lansdowne shown within Dorset
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Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBOURNEMOUTH
Postcode districtBH
PoliceDorset
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Dorset
50°43′18.9″N 1°51′59.2″W / 50.721917°N 1.866444°W / 50.721917; -1.866444Coordinates: 50°43′18.9″N 1°51′59.2″W / 50.721917°N 1.866444°W / 50.721917; -1.866444

Lansdowne is a suburb of Bournemouth. It occupies the north-east part of the main built-up area.

History[edit]

Bournemouth and Poole College has its largest campus here, the college was originally the Bournemouth Municipal College which opened in 1913. It is a listed building and is known for its clock tower (said to be an 'eyesore' when first built). A public library was part of the building until 2002. A small number of 'Horsa huts' were built in the 1940s and a large three-floor extension opened in 1957. In 1960 it took over the former Bournemouth School for Girls buildings which were two old Victorian houses (Ascham House [listed building] and Woodcote) which were used as the school when it opened in 1917.

The Downstairs Club

On 3 May 1961 The Downstairs Club, Bournemouth's first full-time rock and jazz club, opened in Holdenhurst road just off Lansdowne roundabout. [1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Police guitarist Andy Summers to attend blue plaque unveiling at former Bournemouth rock venue". Bournemouth Echo. 2016-05-12. Retrieved 2016-05-12.
  2. ^ "Unveiling of blue plaque outside the Downstairs Club (later Le Disque a Go! Go!)". Alkirtley.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-10-11.