Month: December 2021

Christmas, 1856, at Bournemouth: a monster tree
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Christmas, 1856, at Bournemouth: a monster tree

Introduction Christmas, 1856, at Bournemouth drew press attention because of the Sanatorium’s monster tree. Eight years earlier, the Illustrated London News had depicted the Royal Family standing around their Christmas tree.  This festive practice, a part of German tradition, gained popularity in the British Isles. A tree at Bournemouth would have suited its image as […]

Victorian Bournemouth (182)
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Documentary sources under-reported working people

Introduction Documentary sources under-reported the economic, cultural, and social contributions made by working people at early Victorian Bournemouth. The nature of these documentary sources’ control and usage explains a reason for this omission. Documentary sources Overview To date fifty posts have appeared on this site, that together provide insights on Bournemouth’s history between the 1830s […]