Tag: Springbourne

Victorian Bournemouth (150)
3rd Period

Victorian Bournemouth (147): Oxford Road (2)

Middling street life Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (147) introduces a short series exploring Oxford Road’s physical and community growth 1871-1901. The articles cover its geographic positioning and the built environment; demographics of the street; its socio-anthropology. It finds a stable, middling community, living in perhaps some comfort, pitched between the working people of Springbourne and the […]

Victorian Bournemouth (139)
3rd Period

Victorian Bournemouth (138): Springbourne (2)

Kinship support groups Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (138) explores active kinship groups as a possible reason for Springbourne’s rapid population growth in the 1870s. Victorian Bournemouth (138): background Decline in rural population Despite lying in Hampshire, Bournemouth attracted many migrants from Dorset towns and villages. At least three adult natives of almost forty Dorset towns and […]