Talk:History of Bournemouth

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Move main History of Bournemouth article[edit]

The plan is for this to become the main article about the History of Bournemouth. Work to be done includes moving the content from Bournemouth#History --Steve Cottrell 14:58, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

List of events to append to article[edit]

  • 1805 Inclosure Act awards made
  • 1809 Tapps Arms opens
  • 1812 Lewis Tregonwell and his wife move into their new home. They are regarded as the towns first inhabitants.
  • 1820 Tregonwell leases his home to the Marchioness of Exeter, hence the current name of the property the Exeter Hotel.
  • 1836 Sir George Tapps-Gervis appoints Benjamin Ferrey to design him a seaside resort
  • 1837-40 Westover villas built for summer lettings
  • 1838 Bath Hotel built and Westover Gardens laid out
  • 1839 Tregonwell Arms (the former Tapps Arms) begins to act as post office
  • 1840 The Southampton to Weymouth stagecoach begins to call at Bournemouth
  • 1845 St. Peter's Church is consecrated
  • 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

20th Century[edit]

  • 1900 Bournemouth Echo starts publication
  • 1901 Boundaries extend to include Pokesdown and Southbourne. Electric Trams service began. Population 59,000
  • 1904 Motor buses brought into service
  • 1908 Undercliff Drive opened
  • 1921 Mont Dore Hotel becomes the Town Hall
  • 1922 Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum
  • 1929 Pavilion built
  • 1931 Boundaries extend to include Kinson, Wallisdown and Holdenhurst.
  • 1934-36 Trams replaced by trolley buses
  • 1936 Typhoid epidemic
  • 1939 Evacuated schoolchildren from Portsmouth and Southampton arrive in Bournemouth
  • 1963 Rothesay Museum opened
  • 1974 Town loses borough status. Transferred from Hampshire into Dorset
  • 1984 Bournemouth International Centre opened
  • 1989 Royal Bournemouth Hospital opened
  • 1992 Bournemouth University founded
  • 1997 Bournemouth was made a unitary authority
  • 1998 Streetwise Safety Centre opened

21st Century[edit]

  • 2007 Boscombe Spa Redevelopment and Surf Reef

--Steve Cottrell 19:42, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

World War II Air Raids[edit]

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)