2nd Period

History of Bournemouth and its neighbourhood for the period 1857-1871.

Victorian Bournemouth (93)
2nd Period

Victorian Bournemouth (93): grocers (1871)

Big brands. Rivalry. Mixed success. Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (93) explores the lives, commercial success, and trading conditions of people who sold groceries during 1871. Victorian Bournemouth (93): the grocery business (1) Joseph Mundell This man, a Scotsman, gardener’s son, had come to Dorset by 1851, where he had a grocery and ironmongery in Bere Regis. […]

Victorian Bournemouth (92)
2nd Period

Victorian Bournemouth (92): lodging-house keepers 1851-1870

Varied and often transient Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (92) explores the social backgrounds of lodging-house keepers recorded during the resort’s second period. For comparison, this article uses a similar analysis published about landladies active in Victorian Blackpool. Victorian Bournemouth (92): overview Terrain Examination of the census and trade directories, including a comparison between them, shows that, […]

Victorian Bournemouth (182)
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Victorian Bournemouth (91): Q3 summary

Commerce. Kinship. Key men. Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (91) provides a summary of this year’s third quarter articles. The main themes to emerge include the commercial landscape, kinship, and key men. Victorian Bournemouth (91): commercial landscape Stable growth In the resort’s early period, its commercial sector remained both small and simple. Few business categories existed, while […]

Victorian Bournemouth (90)
2nd Period

Victorian Bournemouth (90): Hinton Martell’s carpenters

Kinship. Community. Carpentry. Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (90) analyses a group of carpenters working in the town during 1871 who came from Hinton Martell, a tiny settlement north of Wimborne. The analysis shows that kinship, occupation, and neighbourly proximity connected these Bournemouth immigrants. The results offer clues to society in their native village and aspects of […]

Victorian Bournemouth (89)
2nd Period

Victorian Bournemouth (89): female servants (3)

Steady, younger, multi-taskers Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (89) explores the category of female servants recorded at Bournemouth and its rural neighbourhood for the period 1851-1871. The occupations’ field used by the census provides much useful data. Job advertisements appearing in the press add more texture. Victorian Bournemouth (89): categories and demographics Categories of female domestic service […]

Victorian Bournemouth (146)
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Victorian Bournemouth (88): British Indians

Influential. Wealthy. Connected. Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (88) analyses the social profiles of people born in India noted at the resort by the 1871 census. For the most part successful identification has emerged, making it possible to establish their place in society and their subsequent lives. Victorian Bournemouth (88): survey Demographics In 1861, the census listed […]

Victorian Bournemouth (87)
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Victorian Bournemouth (87): census enumerators, 1861-1871

Right skills. Personable. Social fit. Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (87) explores the occupations and genealogical background of those identified as the resort’s census enumerators in 1861 and 1871. It suggests that census officials selected enumerators who not only had the intellectual and human skills to do the job but who also fitted with the social profile […]

Victorian Bournemouth (86)
2nd Period

Victorian Bournemouth (86): tailors of 1871

More jobs for needle and thread Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (86) provides an analytical review of the resort’s tailors, some business owners, some employees during 1871. The review sketches the category’s size and structure, the social profile of its members, and reviews the key firms. Victorian Bournemouth (86): category structure Overview According to the 1871 directory, […]

Victorian Bournemouth (125)
2nd Period

Victorian Bournemouth (85): hotel guest profiles

More hotels. Two markets. Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (85) compares the social profiles of the resorts’ hotel guests during its second period to explore whether the venues served different demographic segments. Census listings for 1861 and 1871 provide some data. Additional insight comes from a special analysis of all arrivals (and their venues) conducted on the […]

Victorian Bournemouth (84): teachers
2nd Period

Victorian Bournemouth (84): teachers

One profession, many social types. Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (84) explores the lives of people listed as teaching there during its second period. It finds many types perhaps having only the link formed by their involvement in education. Victorian Bournemouth (84): social aspects Demographics Demographic variety characterises Bournemouth’s teachers during its second period. Both men and […]