Confusion and more confusion Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (111) continues the analysis of the resort’s territorial appetite for lands and institutions lying to its east. The vestry elections at Holdenhurst and increasing presence of Bournemouth people on the Christchurch Union’s Board of Guardians provide two examples of this continued process. These advances provoked resentment and reaction. […]
History of Bournemouth and its neighbourhood during the 1870s.
Brief candle of independence Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (110) discusses the series of meetings and decisions taken during the mid-1870s that resulted in the town’s annexation of Springbourne, Boscombe, and East Cliff. Victorian Bournemouth (110): Background Land ‘Boscombe is now virtually joined to Bournemouth.’ This press statement accompanied notice about extensive building in the former. Attempts […]
Different folks. Different strokes. Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (109) explores the social profiles and life histories of the men who served on the short-lived committees of Springbourne and Boscombe in 1875. It also compares them with the backgrounds of those who supported independence for the ’70 acres’ on East Cliff. Victorian Bournemouth (109): Springbourne committee Building […]
Eastern promise Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (108) explores the background to the process whereby the Improvement Commission annexed the resort’s eastern settlements. Bournemouth also increased its representation on the Board of Guardians managing the Christchurch Union. This subject covers several articles. Victorian Bournemouth (108): geography Population increase During the 1870s population continued to grow within Greater […]
Growth on growth on growth Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (107) analyses the commercial profile of the area during its third period. The study draws from several directories, the latest published in 1880. In addition, the 1881 census contains important information. This shows that the largest economic sector, based on employees, consisted of domestic service. Directories, however, […]
More people: more problems Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (106) analyses key aspects of the resort’s population during the 1870s. It charts population growth, identifying changes in geographical distribution and social texture. These developments brought increasing administrative pressure on the Improvement Commissioners and Bournemouth’s system of government. Victorian Bournemouth (106): overview Substantial residential growth Census figures for […]
Successes and failures Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (105) introduces articles that will analyse social and economic aspects of the resort’s history during the 1870s. Great changes occurred during this decade. Victorian Bournemouth (105): population and economy Momentum The pattern of continuous growth in Bournemouth’s population and commercial establishment did not abate during these years. In rough […]