Victorian Bournemouth (68) examines how Bournemouth’s Volunteer rebels beat Lord Malmesbury at his own game of weaponising courtesy.
Month: April 2022
Infighting. Social cracks. Independence. Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (67) studies infighting amongst the Volunteer Rifle Corps, when middling independence opposed traditional privilege. Lord Malmesbury, commandant of the new Christchurch and Bournemouth volunteers, tried to impose a seigneurial approach. This brought confrontation with Bournemouth’s powerful people. He surrendered. Bournemouth established its own battalion, marking a key stage […]
Hierarchical structure. Social mixing. Shared camaraderie. Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (66) opens a sequence about the town’s Volunteer Rifle Corps, an exercise in social mixing. This appeared to play an important part in shaping and maintaining the identity of the unit. Although its command structure reflected the country’s social hierarchy, the unit’s activities created a commonality […]
Image. Identity. Challenge Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (65) provides a summary of this year’s first quarter articles. The main themes to emerge include image, identity, and challenge. Victorian Bournemouth (65): image Press coverage During its first half-century, Bournemouth achieved increasing coverage from the press and longer entries in trade directories. The extent of the press articles […]