Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth is the largest city on the south coast of England, about 100 miles south-west of
London, and a major holiday destination with excellent sandy beaches. It used to be a regular
holiday venue for my family in the late 1940s, and I've always enjoyed visiting. We used to have
tea in Bobby's Palm Court and listen to the orchestra - probably a bit different now ! And
Bournemouth was in Hampshire in those days !
Pier Approach, Bournemouth
Zig Zag Path, Bournemouth
Bournemouth, Rock Garden
Bournemouth, Promenade and Pier
A postcard from 1934.
An unused "Oilette" postcard by Raphael Tuck.  
The "New" Rock Gardens - a card mailed in 1934.  
Bournemouth, Pleasure Gardens
This postcard of the Children's Corner was posted in 1905.
Bournemouth, Pine Walk
An early view of the Pine Walk.
Bournemouth Pier
No date for this excellent postcard of the Pier.   
Bournemouth, the Sands
Bournemouth, the Shelter
                          Two similar views of the Sands, both unused and undated.
Bournemouth, Zig-Zag path
Bournemouth Pier
The Zig-Zag Path.
The Pier from the West Cliff.
An unused postcard of the Pier Approach.
Durley Chine, Bournemouth
Alum Chine, Bournemouth
Sunset at Alum Chine - a postcard mailed in 1926.
Bournemouth West Cliff
Pine Walk, Bournemouth
The West Cliff and Beach - a 1924
An unused postcard of the Pine
Walk - the fashions should give
you a clue to the date !
Alum Chine, Bournemouth
Alum Chine, Bournemouth
Two views of Alum Chine from the 1920s and 30s.
Bournemouth, Pavilion Gardens
The gardens "by the Pavilion".
A 1934 postcard - "rough sea" cards were very popular in the pre-war
Pier Approach, Bournemouth
Bournemouth Pier and Beach
An early 20th Century view of the Pier Approach.
Another view of the beach and the Pier from the West Cliff.
The Square, Bournemouth
No date for this postcard of the Square.
Boscombe Pier
An early 20th Century "LL" postcard of Boscombe Pier.
This postcard was mailed in 1910.
Undercliff Drive, the Lift, Bournemouth
Manor Road, Bournemouth
This postcard of Manor Road was mailed in1914.
Richmond Hotel, Bournemouth
Did You Know.........that the infamous 1935 Rattenbury murder
took place in Bournemouth, "...... certainly the biggest local sensation
in Bournemouth that year, and the biggest ever on its East Cliff."
this link for a fascinating account of the events surrounding
the crime.
Did You Know.........that Bournemouth has its own league football club, formerly
Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic and since 1972 called
AFC Bournemouth. The club
currently (2010) plays in
League Divison 2.
There's an interesting blog about Bournemouth and its
Paddle-Steamers which you may like to read.

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Durley Chine.
Undercliff Drive, The Lift.
The Richmond Hotel in 1926.
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