The Square, Bournemouth
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In 1925, a tram shelter was built at the center of the Square, with a clock on the top, which was given by Captain HB Norton, a magistrate and former Councillor, which was later turned into a roundabout with the clock being turned into a clock tower until 1997, by this time the clock tower was known as the Leaning tower of Bournemouth. The Obscura café was built in its place and the clock installed at the top of the cafe.
Since 2000 the square has been almost totally pedestrianised.
- Debenhams - Formerly Bobby & Co.
- Sports Direct-(Formerly JJB Sports)
- Primark-(Formerly BHS)
- House Of Fraser-(Formerly Dingles)
- TK Maxx
- River Island
It has many shops, and in the middle is the Obscura café, so called because it incorporates a camera obscura. The latter is no longer in use.
The Square separates the Central Gardens from the Lower Gardens.
The River Bourne flows under the Square.
- "GALLERY: How Bournemouth Square has changed over the years". Bournemouth Echo. 2016-05-12. Retrieved 2016-05-12.