A History of Bournemouth Seafront

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Publisher History Press
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This is a definitive social history of Bournemouth from the nineteenth century when it was little more than a remote and barren heathland, its subsequent popularity as a spa resort in the Edwardian period to the present as a popular place for family holidays. The book includes the history of the famous Boscombe Pier as charted through eye-witness accounts. This is particularly poignant as both the beach and pier are currently being transformed after fifty years of neglect and decline. The public appeal from the local press for the history of Bournemouth and a display in the local library has elicited great response, showing the demand for a book of this type. Illustrated with around 100 graphic images, the book should prove extremely popular to both residents and visitors.