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1849 The wooden bridge over the Bourne replaced with a brick bridge
1851 Population 695
1855 A wooden jetty was built into the sea
1856 Bournemouth Improvement Act passed by Parliament. The Act called for a board of 13 Commissioners, of which the Lord of the Manor and his nominee were to be non-elected members, with the rest being subject to election. These Commissioners were responsible for paving; cleaning and lighting the streets; provide sewers and drains; found a police force
1859 A dispensary was formed where the poor could obtain free medicines and medical care.
1861 Population 1,707 wooden jetty replaced by proper pier
1864 The town gains gas street lighting.
1866 Piped water supply installed
1870 The railway reaches Bournemouth and a volunteer fire brigade was formed
1872 Bournemouth Arcade completed
1874 Winter Gardens laid out
1876 Boundaries enlarged to include Boscombe and Springbourne
1877 Wimborne Road Cemetery laid out
1880 Second church was built. The wooden pier was replaced by an iron pier.
1881 Population 16,859
1882 Theatre Royal built
1884 Boundaries enlarged to include Westbourne
1885 Mont Dore Hotel built.
1889 Royal Victoria Hospital opened. Boscombe pier built
1890 Municipal Borough of Bournemouth incorporated by Royal Charter. The Improvement Commissioners were replaced by a mayor and aldermen.
1893 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra founded
1895 First Library opened
1897 Bournemouth East Cemetery laid out
1897 population 37,000. Boscombe railway station opened
What is the source for the statement 219 people were killed in air raids in Bournemouth? The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records 175 civilian deaths in Bournemouth County Borough area due to enemy action, dates ranging from 1940 to 1944.Cloptonson (talk) 13:46, 2 June 2013 (UTC)