Month: January 2022

Victorian Bournemouth (56): events 1856-1871
2nd Period

Victorian Bournemouth (56): events 1857-1870

Improved infrastructure, commercial vicissitudes, enriched society Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (56) consists of an analytical overview for key events during the period 1857-1870. A review of newspapers for Bournemouth’s second period shows the resort improving its infrastructure, experiencing commercial vicissitudes, while its society became enriched. Victorian Bournemouth (56): Infrastructure and Commerce Infrastructure: Commission under the microscope […]

Victorian Bournemouth (107): commercial trends
2nd Period

Victorian Bournemouth (55): commercial trends

Wider footprint. More businesses, choice, bankruptcies. Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (55) provides an overview of developments in the town’s business structure between 1856 and 1871. It explores the size of its commercial sector and its component parts. Inferences about the business climate but also the nature of consumer demand emerge. Significant changes appear to have occurred […]

Victorian Bournemouth (99): holiday venues
2nd Period

Victorian Bournemouth (54): population points

Substantial country town. Continuity and change in skill sets and street profiles. Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (54) shows how population levels in mid-Victorian Bournemouth increased during the period 1851-1871, perhaps quadrupling. Deeper analysis of the resort’s demography suggests changes in the population’s nature as well as quantity occurred. Victorian Bournemouth (54): population estimates What was ‘Bournemouth’? […]

Victorian Bournemouth (53)
2nd Period

Victorian Bournemouth (53): A triptych of images

Barren heath. Fledgling resort. Queen of watering places. Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (53) consists of a triptych of portraits showing its development as charted by press references between 1837 and 1870. These portraits captured the growing town’s image as people gathered it from the newspapers. The press portrayed a barren heath as the site of the […]