Month: April 2023

Victorian Bournemouth (121)
3rd Period

Victorian Bournemouth (120): mob violence (2)

Arson and assault vs social ambition Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (120) marks the second of several articles analysing a riot which happened on Windham Road, Springbourne, in 1878. Arthur Adams, a Springbourne tailor, had given evidence in court leading to the conviction of local criminals. In revenge, that day, they came to burn his house and […]

Victorian Bournemouth (121)
3rd Period

Victorian Bournemouth (119): mob violence (1)

Circling the family’s wagons Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (119) marks the first of several articles analysing a riot which happened on Windham Road, Springbourne, in 1878. During this, a mob tried to harm Arthur Adams, tailor, a court witness and set his house alight. This article arranges the events along a timeline extracted from several witness […]

Victorian Bournemouth (121)
3rd Period

Victorian Bournemouth (118): the Queen’s raid (1881)

Legal approval for illegal violence Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (118) explores a court case reported in close detail concerning forcible entry into a tenanted house by the landlord. It shows high drama occurring in both the event and the court hearing. Genealogical analysis suggests that the event involved a clash between power, exercised by a wealthy […]

Victorian Bournemouth (182)
3rd Period

Victorian Bournemouth (117): Q1 summary

Growth. Expansion. Control. Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (117) looks back on the first quarter’s articles referring to the resort’s third period, the 1870s. Articles covered Bournemouth’s demographic and cultural profile, the Improvement Board’s annexation of the eastern settlements. During the latter questions arose concerning its members’ competency to administer Bournemouth at this stage of development. Victorian […]