Month: December 2022

Victorian Bournemouth (141)
2nd Period

Victorian Bournemouth (103): entertainment replays

Polygraphy. Circus. Minstrels. Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (103) explores reports of theatrical performances to recreate an idea of what the resort’s audience witnessed. The study uses press reports of an act’s performance at Bournemouth as well as elsewhere to recapture as much as possible. Most of the acts mentioned performed popular entertainment, rather than serious music […]

Victorian Bournemouth (102)
2nd Period

Victorian Bournemouth (102): entertainment needs

Protect. Promenade. Progress. Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (102) explores how affluent people used certain entertainment forms to obtain different objectives. Their applications appear to correspond with different places on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. This psychological framework categorises human motivation to fulfil basic to extended needs. The needs identified here appear in three of Maslow’s hierarchical levels: […]

Victorian Bournemouth (125)
2nd Period

Victorian Bournemouth (101): annuitants

Spa-trekking, wealthy, single ladies Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (101) presents the results of analysing women designated in the 1871 census as ‘annuitant’. They formed one part of women visiting and residing in Bournemouth who depended on ‘unearned’ incomes. Victorian Bournemouth (101): unearned incomes Overview A tenth of women recorded in the resort by the 1871 census […]

Victorian Bournemouth (116)
2nd Period

Victorian Bournemouth (100): Improvement Commissioners

Control. Challenge. Complications. Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (100) surveys the Board of Improvement Commissioners which had served the town following its enactment in 1856. Before the Improvement Commission’s establishment, individual initiative without an overall framework had created Bournemouth’s built environment. Medical concerns about the resulting state of the drainage system in part lead to the establishment […]