Bournemouth's new tourism advert: forget Rob Lowe, we've got Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp in Bournemouth's new tourism ad

Rob Lowe in the California ad that inspired Bournemouth's

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Forget Rob Lowe stripped to the waist in a Californian sea - Bournemouth Tourism has called on the services of Harry Redknapp, Alex James and Debra Stephenson for its new advert in a bid to pull in the crowds.

As well as containing clips featuring local celebrities, the 54-second tongue in cheek adaptation of the Visit California ‘misconception’ TV ad showcases the resort’s less famous residents as well as its award-winning attractions.

Reflecting on his brief role, Harry said: “I was more than happy to be part of the tourism video; it’s no secret that I love the area.

“The beaches and views are fantastic, it’s a lovely place to live. Being filmed on a golf course hitting a football was just a bit of fun; I hope it does well.”

Jasmine Connolly, of the Bournemouth Tourism Marketing Group, told the Daily Mail:

'We were storyboarding some ideas for a social media campaign and remembered that Katy Perry had mentioned when she came to Bournemouth that it reminded her of her home town California.

'It was that which gave us the idea for a parody of the California video.

What you thought:

John Suev, 32, a retail manager from Holland, said: “I don’t recognise anyone; maybe I’ve seen the chef on telly. I haven’t seen the California video so I can’t compare it.”

Anne Hale, 63, who has lived in Bournemouth for ten years, couldn’t name any of the celebrities featured. She said: “I think one has got something to do with football.”

Natalie Bell, 21, an IT student at Bournemouth University, said: “It’s a good way to promote the town, it gives people an idea of the different things you can do in Bournemouth.”

Letting agent Patricia Wyatt from Ringwood said: “Harry Redknapp is the only person I recognise. I’ve always thought the town could promote itself better.”

Building society worker Helen Strutt, 17, from Bournemouth said: “That’s some football guy; I know his face but don’t know his name. But I don’t have a clue about the others.”

Watch it below - and let us know what you think. How many faces can you name?

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2:53pm Wed 6 Feb 13

HRH of Boscombe says...

Wow just when you think they couldn't get any more farcical!
Wow just when you think they couldn't get any more farcical! HRH of Boscombe
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3:01pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Desperado says...

Great !!
Great !! Desperado
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3:32pm Wed 6 Feb 13

poolepaul says...

Really good!! (Sarcasm)
Really good!! (Sarcasm) poolepaul
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3:40pm Wed 6 Feb 13

bsjc1234 says...

Hang on, that child ski-bobbing, that's not Bournemouth, that's Christchurch!
Hang on, that child ski-bobbing, that's not Bournemouth, that's Christchurch! bsjc1234
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3:46pm Wed 6 Feb 13

bourne free says...

Harry and Debra Stevenson live in Poole
Harry and Debra Stevenson live in Poole bourne free
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3:50pm Wed 6 Feb 13

jayeff says...

I thought Harry actually lives in Poole
surely Sandbanks is Poole not Bournemouth
I thought Harry actually lives in Poole surely Sandbanks is Poole not Bournemouth jayeff
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4:29pm Wed 6 Feb 13

s-pb2 says...

Does the job well. The above posters fell into the intended trap, thats the point of viral marketing. Get people viewing it get people talking about. You may not like it but you have done exactly what the intention of it was
Does the job well. The above posters fell into the intended trap, thats the point of viral marketing. Get people viewing it get people talking about. You may not like it but you have done exactly what the intention of it was s-pb2
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4:30pm Wed 6 Feb 13

whataboutthat says...

Embarrasingly dull. Back of an envelope storyboard/script. Ends on rain. Er...
Should have got some first year Uni students to knock one out - could'nt have been worse tha this effort.
Embarrasingly dull. Back of an envelope storyboard/script. Ends on rain. Er... Should have got some first year Uni students to knock one out - could'nt have been worse tha this effort. whataboutthat
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4:30pm Wed 6 Feb 13

LornaBournemouth says...

Harry is way better looking than Rob Lowe, so yes it's a thumbs up from me!
Harry is way better looking than Rob Lowe, so yes it's a thumbs up from me! LornaBournemouth
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4:32pm Wed 6 Feb 13

LornaBournemouth says...

jayeff wrote:
I thought Harry actually lives in Poole
surely Sandbanks is Poole not Bournemouth
Yep your'e right, Harry is a Poole man!
[quote][p][bold]jayeff[/bold] wrote: I thought Harry actually lives in Poole surely Sandbanks is Poole not Bournemouth[/p][/quote]Yep your'e right, Harry is a Poole man! LornaBournemouth
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4:34pm Wed 6 Feb 13

scrumpyjack says...

whataboutthat wrote:
Embarrasingly dull. Back of an envelope storyboard/script. Ends on rain. Er...
Should have got some first year Uni students to knock one out - could'nt have been worse tha this effort.
Uni students knocking one out?

Pnarr pnarr.
[quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: Embarrasingly dull. Back of an envelope storyboard/script. Ends on rain. Er... Should have got some first year Uni students to knock one out - could'nt have been worse tha this effort.[/p][/quote]Uni students knocking one out? Pnarr pnarr. scrumpyjack
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4:53pm Wed 6 Feb 13

s-pb2 says...

LornaBournemouth wrote:
jayeff wrote:
I thought Harry actually lives in Poole
surely Sandbanks is Poole not Bournemouth
Yep your'e right, Harry is a Poole man!
Does it matter to someone living in Bicester?
[quote][p][bold]LornaBournemouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayeff[/bold] wrote: I thought Harry actually lives in Poole surely Sandbanks is Poole not Bournemouth[/p][/quote]Yep your'e right, Harry is a Poole man![/p][/quote]Does it matter to someone living in Bicester? s-pb2
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5:04pm Wed 6 Feb 13

l'anglais says...

Harry, tip 1, your grip is too strong, hence hook of ball.
Tip 2, the rules of Golf stipulate that a ball should not be bigger than 1.68 inches.
Tip 3, spend more time working how you can get your QPR misfits to beat the mighty AFCB next season.
Harry, tip 1, your grip is too strong, hence hook of ball. Tip 2, the rules of Golf stipulate that a ball should not be bigger than 1.68 inches. Tip 3, spend more time working how you can get your QPR misfits to beat the mighty AFCB next season. l'anglais
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5:07pm Wed 6 Feb 13

BIGTONE says...

It's a bit Mickey Mouse.
It's a bit Mickey Mouse. BIGTONE
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5:41pm Wed 6 Feb 13

wonderway says...

had to be a surf board

Still Waiting waiting on ex cabinet councilor to take surfing tuition on Boscombe surf reef as she promised.

Bournemouth tourisum is a farce, Never mind all is not lost,we still have the UK's biggest clown act ie, Mark Smith in charge of this department so that should put a smug smile on other seaside resorts
had to be a surf board Still Waiting waiting on ex cabinet councilor to take surfing tuition on Boscombe surf reef as she promised. Bournemouth tourisum is a farce, Never mind all is not lost,we still have the UK's biggest clown act ie, Mark Smith in charge of this department so that should put a smug smile on other seaside resorts wonderway
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6:23pm Wed 6 Feb 13

velcroboy says...

Come on Echo, at least spell Bournemouth correctly!

"Forget Rob Lowe stripped to the waist in a Californian sea - Bournmemouth Tourism has called on the services of Harry Redknapp, Alex James and Debra Stevenson for its new advert in a bid to pull in the crowds."
Come on Echo, at least spell Bournemouth correctly! "Forget Rob Lowe stripped to the waist in a Californian sea - Bournmemouth Tourism has called on the services of Harry Redknapp, Alex James and Debra Stevenson for its new advert in a bid to pull in the crowds." velcroboy
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7:36pm Wed 6 Feb 13

St-George says...

Harry Redknap - who wants him? - not me !! Can't stand him, can't stand football. Rubish !!
Harry Redknap - who wants him? - not me !! Can't stand him, can't stand football. Rubish !! St-George
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7:58pm Wed 6 Feb 13

BmthNewshound says...

The advert ends “If you want to know the truth about Bournemouth, visit us”........... Question is do we want tourists to know the truth about Bournemouth, not the Councils rosey-eyed truth, but the real truth ?
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I’m just thankful that Harry Rednap didn’t strip to the waist for the advert.
The advert ends “If you want to know the truth about Bournemouth, visit us”........... Question is do we want tourists to know the truth about Bournemouth, not the Councils rosey-eyed truth, but the real truth ? . I’m just thankful that Harry Rednap didn’t strip to the waist for the advert. BmthNewshound
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8:18pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Dr Strangelove says...

So Bournemouth is in the new forest national park??? Terrible video how much did they pay for it? Not much by the look of it. The lady with the surf board I nearly fell over when I saw that. But 2/3 of people liked the video when voting so it underlines what I have thought you get what you deserve in Bournemouth.
So Bournemouth is in the new forest national park??? Terrible video how much did they pay for it? Not much by the look of it. The lady with the surf board I nearly fell over when I saw that. But 2/3 of people liked the video when voting so it underlines what I have thought you get what you deserve in Bournemouth. Dr Strangelove
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10:45pm Wed 6 Feb 13

LornaBournemouth says...

s-pb2 wrote:
LornaBournemouth wrote:
jayeff wrote:
I thought Harry actually lives in Poole
surely Sandbanks is Poole not Bournemouth
Yep your'e right, Harry is a Poole man!
Does it matter to someone living in Bicester?
Oh yes it matters!Bournemouth is not Poole and Poole is not Bournemouth. Poole is posher!!
[quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LornaBournemouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayeff[/bold] wrote: I thought Harry actually lives in Poole surely Sandbanks is Poole not Bournemouth[/p][/quote]Yep your'e right, Harry is a Poole man![/p][/quote]Does it matter to someone living in Bicester?[/p][/quote]Oh yes it matters!Bournemouth is not Poole and Poole is not Bournemouth. Poole is posher!! LornaBournemouth
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10:47pm Wed 6 Feb 13

LornaBournemouth says...

Dr Strangelove wrote:
So Bournemouth is in the new forest national park??? Terrible video how much did they pay for it? Not much by the look of it. The lady with the surf board I nearly fell over when I saw that. But 2/3 of people liked the video when voting so it underlines what I have thought you get what you deserve in Bournemouth.
Go to Poole ,it's posher!
[quote][p][bold]Dr Strangelove[/bold] wrote: So Bournemouth is in the new forest national park??? Terrible video how much did they pay for it? Not much by the look of it. The lady with the surf board I nearly fell over when I saw that. But 2/3 of people liked the video when voting so it underlines what I have thought you get what you deserve in Bournemouth.[/p][/quote]Go to Poole ,it's posher! LornaBournemouth
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10:48pm Wed 6 Feb 13

LornaBournemouth says...

St-George wrote:
Harry Redknap - who wants him? - not me !! Can't stand him, can't stand football. Rubish !!
As my old dad once said to me... Never trust a man who doesn't like football!!
[quote][p][bold]St-George[/bold] wrote: Harry Redknap - who wants him? - not me !! Can't stand him, can't stand football. Rubish !![/p][/quote]As my old dad once said to me... Never trust a man who doesn't like football!! LornaBournemouth
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10:51pm Wed 6 Feb 13

speedy231278 says...

velcroboy wrote:
Come on Echo, at least spell Bournemouth correctly!

"Forget Rob Lowe stripped to the waist in a Californian sea - Bournmemouth Tourism has called on the services of Harry Redknapp, Alex James and Debra Stevenson for its new advert in a bid to pull in the crowds."
Sounds like it was dictated by Arkwright. Fetch yer cloth!
[quote][p][bold]velcroboy[/bold] wrote: Come on Echo, at least spell Bournemouth correctly! "Forget Rob Lowe stripped to the waist in a Californian sea - Bournmemouth Tourism has called on the services of Harry Redknapp, Alex James and Debra Stevenson for its new advert in a bid to pull in the crowds."[/p][/quote]Sounds like it was dictated by Arkwright. Fetch yer cloth! speedy231278
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11:08pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Mikeyunibournemouth says...

LornaBournemouth wrote:
Dr Strangelove wrote:
So Bournemouth is in the new forest national park??? Terrible video how much did they pay for it? Not much by the look of it. The lady with the surf board I nearly fell over when I saw that. But 2/3 of people liked the video when voting so it underlines what I have thought you get what you deserve in Bournemouth.
Go to Poole ,it's posher!
Poole is posher, I would say Poole and Bournemouth are as run down as each other!!!!
[quote][p][bold]LornaBournemouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dr Strangelove[/bold] wrote: So Bournemouth is in the new forest national park??? Terrible video how much did they pay for it? Not much by the look of it. The lady with the surf board I nearly fell over when I saw that. But 2/3 of people liked the video when voting so it underlines what I have thought you get what you deserve in Bournemouth.[/p][/quote]Go to Poole ,it's posher![/p][/quote]Poole is posher, I would say Poole and Bournemouth are as run down as each other!!!! Mikeyunibournemouth
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11:28pm Wed 6 Feb 13

ab8 says...

Ha,ha, haha, 'Poole is posher'? Sandbanks, full of the nouveau riche living in frightful Miami Vice style houses how does that make Poole posher cos if that's what you call 'posh' then you must be a chav! Try the 'Dolphin Centre', try Poole High Street, try Lagland Street, try Baiter. Try going to the outskirts of Poole, Hamworthy, Turlin Moor, what exactly is posh about living any where around there then?
Ha,ha, haha, 'Poole is posher'? Sandbanks, full of the nouveau riche living in frightful Miami Vice style houses how does that make Poole posher cos if that's what you call 'posh' then you must be a chav! Try the 'Dolphin Centre', try Poole High Street, try Lagland Street, try Baiter. Try going to the outskirts of Poole, Hamworthy, Turlin Moor, what exactly is posh about living any where around there then? ab8
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11:30pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Old Colonial says...

Who those three anyway?
Who those three anyway? Old Colonial
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1:45am Thu 7 Feb 13

mpdor says...

How wonderful useing a man constantly investigated by the inland revenue, another who has a boastful history of drug taking having estimated he spent in excess of a million pounds on cocaine and some z lister iv never heard of, why does Mark smith think we need so called celebs, bmth people sell bmth, the beaches the parks the countryside on our doorstep, do we really want boastful drug talking celebs promoting bmth?
How wonderful useing a man constantly investigated by the inland revenue, another who has a boastful history of drug taking having estimated he spent in excess of a million pounds on cocaine and some z lister iv never heard of, why does Mark smith think we need so called celebs, bmth people sell bmth, the beaches the parks the countryside on our doorstep, do we really want boastful drug talking celebs promoting bmth? mpdor
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7:30am Thu 7 Feb 13

MandinVerwood says...

Ha, you may not like it but Poole and Christchurch will soon be suburbs of the greater Bournemouth City!!

It's won't be a merger, it will be a takeover...

Hope I'm okay out here in (bit backward) Verwood!

:) (Note - this is a smiley indicating sarcasm!)

Like the ad btw.
Ha, you may not like it but Poole and Christchurch will soon be suburbs of the greater Bournemouth City!! It's won't be a merger, it will be a takeover... Hope I'm okay out here in (bit backward) Verwood! :) (Note - this is a smiley indicating sarcasm!) Like the ad btw. MandinVerwood
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9:03am Thu 7 Feb 13

boscombewizard says...

I think it's a really good ad, each section leading to the next. I love the end shot in the rain. Harry may live in Poole but has always had an association with bournemouth. Alex still spends plenty of time here, mostly Southbourne and Boscombe. As for Poole v bournemouth? Some years ago the council came up with the 'its a beautiful place' logo. That was very inventive and untrue.
I think it's a really good ad, each section leading to the next. I love the end shot in the rain. Harry may live in Poole but has always had an association with bournemouth. Alex still spends plenty of time here, mostly Southbourne and Boscombe. As for Poole v bournemouth? Some years ago the council came up with the 'its a beautiful place' logo. That was very inventive and untrue. boscombewizard
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10:04am Thu 7 Feb 13

Dr Strangelove says...

ab8 wrote:
Ha,ha, haha, 'Poole is posher'? Sandbanks, full of the nouveau riche living in frightful Miami Vice style houses how does that make Poole posher cos if that's what you call 'posh' then you must be a chav! Try the 'Dolphin Centre', try Poole High Street, try Lagland Street, try Baiter. Try going to the outskirts of Poole, Hamworthy, Turlin Moor, what exactly is posh about living any where around there then?
Yep your not wrong and its starting to be noticed around the country as house prices are falling in poole if you strip out sandbanks.
[quote][p][bold]ab8[/bold] wrote: Ha,ha, haha, 'Poole is posher'? Sandbanks, full of the nouveau riche living in frightful Miami Vice style houses how does that make Poole posher cos if that's what you call 'posh' then you must be a chav! Try the 'Dolphin Centre', try Poole High Street, try Lagland Street, try Baiter. Try going to the outskirts of Poole, Hamworthy, Turlin Moor, what exactly is posh about living any where around there then?[/p][/quote]Yep your not wrong and its starting to be noticed around the country as house prices are falling in poole if you strip out sandbanks. Dr Strangelove
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10:15am Thu 7 Feb 13

The Liberal says...

Dr Strangelove wrote:
ab8 wrote:
Ha,ha, haha, 'Poole is posher'? Sandbanks, full of the nouveau riche living in frightful Miami Vice style houses how does that make Poole posher cos if that's what you call 'posh' then you must be a chav! Try the 'Dolphin Centre', try Poole High Street, try Lagland Street, try Baiter. Try going to the outskirts of Poole, Hamworthy, Turlin Moor, what exactly is posh about living any where around there then?
Yep your not wrong and its starting to be noticed around the country as house prices are falling in poole if you strip out sandbanks.
Strip out Sandbanks? Why? Sandbanks is part of Poole. And average house prices in Poole (over £265K) are higher than in Bournemouth (£226K). And far from falling, they've gone up slightly in the past year.
 
Yes, there are poorer parts of Poole, just like there are poorer parts of Bournemouth (ever heard of Boscombe?). So what?
[quote][p][bold]Dr Strangelove[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ab8[/bold] wrote: Ha,ha, haha, 'Poole is posher'? Sandbanks, full of the nouveau riche living in frightful Miami Vice style houses how does that make Poole posher cos if that's what you call 'posh' then you must be a chav! Try the 'Dolphin Centre', try Poole High Street, try Lagland Street, try Baiter. Try going to the outskirts of Poole, Hamworthy, Turlin Moor, what exactly is posh about living any where around there then?[/p][/quote]Yep your not wrong and its starting to be noticed around the country as house prices are falling in poole if you strip out sandbanks.[/p][/quote]Strip out Sandbanks? Why? Sandbanks is part of Poole. And average house prices in Poole (over £265K) are higher than in Bournemouth (£226K). And far from falling, they've gone up slightly in the past year.   Yes, there are poorer parts of Poole, just like there are poorer parts of Bournemouth (ever heard of Boscombe?). So what? The Liberal
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12:24pm Thu 7 Feb 13

HRH of Boscombe says...

s-pb2 wrote:
LornaBournemouth wrote:
jayeff wrote: I thought Harry actually lives in Poole surely Sandbanks is Poole not Bournemouth
Yep your'e right, Harry is a Poole man!
Does it matter to someone living in Bicester?
Nothing really matters anymore if you live in Bicester.
.
Harry's a c0ckney anyway.
[quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LornaBournemouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayeff[/bold] wrote: I thought Harry actually lives in Poole surely Sandbanks is Poole not Bournemouth[/p][/quote]Yep your'e right, Harry is a Poole man![/p][/quote]Does it matter to someone living in Bicester?[/p][/quote]Nothing really matters anymore if you live in Bicester. . Harry's a c0ckney anyway. HRH of Boscombe
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1:28pm Thu 7 Feb 13

kingstonpaul says...

Who is Debra Stevenson?
Who is Debra Stevenson? kingstonpaul
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3:57pm Thu 7 Feb 13

scrumpyjack says...

The Liberal wrote:
Dr Strangelove wrote:
ab8 wrote:
Ha,ha, haha, 'Poole is posher'? Sandbanks, full of the nouveau riche living in frightful Miami Vice style houses how does that make Poole posher cos if that's what you call 'posh' then you must be a chav! Try the 'Dolphin Centre', try Poole High Street, try Lagland Street, try Baiter. Try going to the outskirts of Poole, Hamworthy, Turlin Moor, what exactly is posh about living any where around there then?
Yep your not wrong and its starting to be noticed around the country as house prices are falling in poole if you strip out sandbanks.
Strip out Sandbanks? Why? Sandbanks is part of Poole. And average house prices in Poole (over £265K) are higher than in Bournemouth (£226K). And far from falling, they've gone up slightly in the past year.
 
Yes, there are poorer parts of Poole, just like there are poorer parts of Bournemouth (ever heard of Boscombe?). So what?
Well here in Christchurch the average price is £305k and therefore peas (sic) all over both of you.

Now shut up and stop being so childish.
[quote][p][bold]The Liberal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dr Strangelove[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ab8[/bold] wrote: Ha,ha, haha, 'Poole is posher'? Sandbanks, full of the nouveau riche living in frightful Miami Vice style houses how does that make Poole posher cos if that's what you call 'posh' then you must be a chav! Try the 'Dolphin Centre', try Poole High Street, try Lagland Street, try Baiter. Try going to the outskirts of Poole, Hamworthy, Turlin Moor, what exactly is posh about living any where around there then?[/p][/quote]Yep your not wrong and its starting to be noticed around the country as house prices are falling in poole if you strip out sandbanks.[/p][/quote]Strip out Sandbanks? Why? Sandbanks is part of Poole. And average house prices in Poole (over £265K) are higher than in Bournemouth (£226K). And far from falling, they've gone up slightly in the past year.   Yes, there are poorer parts of Poole, just like there are poorer parts of Bournemouth (ever heard of Boscombe?). So what?[/p][/quote]Well here in Christchurch the average price is £305k and therefore peas (sic) all over both of you. Now shut up and stop being so childish. scrumpyjack
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8:59pm Thu 7 Feb 13

RivermeadMike says...

What's a Californian sea? I thought it was the Pacific Ocean!
What's a Californian sea? I thought it was the Pacific Ocean! RivermeadMike
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9:46pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Dr Strangelove says...

The Liberal wrote:
Dr Strangelove wrote:
ab8 wrote:
Ha,ha, haha, 'Poole is posher'? Sandbanks, full of the nouveau riche living in frightful Miami Vice style houses how does that make Poole posher cos if that's what you call 'posh' then you must be a chav! Try the 'Dolphin Centre', try Poole High Street, try Lagland Street, try Baiter. Try going to the outskirts of Poole, Hamworthy, Turlin Moor, what exactly is posh about living any where around there then?
Yep your not wrong and its starting to be noticed around the country as house prices are falling in poole if you strip out sandbanks.
Strip out Sandbanks? Why? Sandbanks is part of Poole. And average house prices in Poole (over £265K) are higher than in Bournemouth (£226K). And far from falling, they've gone up slightly in the past year.
 
Yes, there are poorer parts of Poole, just like there are poorer parts of Bournemouth (ever heard of Boscombe?). So what?
Land reg shows poole has fallen 1% past year and that is with sandbanks in the equation. These are actual sold prices and not asking prices which have gone up but are wishful in the extreme. Your not reading the dailymail or express are you wouldn't trust their financial experts.
[quote][p][bold]The Liberal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dr Strangelove[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ab8[/bold] wrote: Ha,ha, haha, 'Poole is posher'? Sandbanks, full of the nouveau riche living in frightful Miami Vice style houses how does that make Poole posher cos if that's what you call 'posh' then you must be a chav! Try the 'Dolphin Centre', try Poole High Street, try Lagland Street, try Baiter. Try going to the outskirts of Poole, Hamworthy, Turlin Moor, what exactly is posh about living any where around there then?[/p][/quote]Yep your not wrong and its starting to be noticed around the country as house prices are falling in poole if you strip out sandbanks.[/p][/quote]Strip out Sandbanks? Why? Sandbanks is part of Poole. And average house prices in Poole (over £265K) are higher than in Bournemouth (£226K). And far from falling, they've gone up slightly in the past year.   Yes, there are poorer parts of Poole, just like there are poorer parts of Bournemouth (ever heard of Boscombe?). So what?[/p][/quote]Land reg shows poole has fallen 1% past year and that is with sandbanks in the equation. These are actual sold prices and not asking prices which have gone up but are wishful in the extreme. Your not reading the dailymail or express are you wouldn't trust their financial experts. Dr Strangelove
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7:13am Fri 8 Feb 13

goatty says...

They forgot to show the uni students puking up in the street, the boarded up shops and litter blowing in the wind
They forgot to show the uni students puking up in the street, the boarded up shops and litter blowing in the wind goatty
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11:00am Fri 8 Feb 13

John T says...

kingstonpaul wrote:
Who is Debra Stevenson?
I think the OHEC means that famous impresario (sorry, impressionist) from Hull, Debra Stephenson.
Great trio to promote Bournemouth, i.e. a man from East London who claims he has difficulty reading and writing, never mind completing tax returns, another from East Bournemouth (well, from Boscombe, actually), whose life was not such a Blur that he writes in his book that he spent a million pound on cocaine and champagne and an impression creator from East Yorkshire who is so famous even the Echo can't write her name correctly.
Methinks, the reputation of Bournemouth, such as it is, may have just Gone West!
[quote][p][bold]kingstonpaul[/bold] wrote: Who is Debra Stevenson?[/p][/quote]I think the OHEC means that famous impresario (sorry, impressionist) from Hull, Debra Stephenson. Great trio to promote Bournemouth, i.e. a man from East London who claims he has difficulty reading and writing, never mind completing tax returns, another from East Bournemouth (well, from Boscombe, actually), whose life was not such a Blur that he writes in his book that he spent a million pound on cocaine and champagne and an impression creator from East Yorkshire who is so famous even the Echo can't write her name correctly. Methinks, the reputation of Bournemouth, such as it is, may have just Gone West! John T
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11:31am Fri 8 Feb 13

BourneRed says...

Well the comments on this article are rather predictable.

Personally enjoyed the ad for what it is, but then I don't find the need to complain about everything this town ever does as I actually enjoy living here.
Well the comments on this article are rather predictable. Personally enjoyed the ad for what it is, but then I don't find the need to complain about everything this town ever does as I actually enjoy living here. BourneRed
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12:08pm Fri 8 Feb 13

big_afcb_fan says...

They forgot to mention the cherries :)
They forgot to mention the cherries :) big_afcb_fan
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12:10pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Tom 'Boscombe' Jones says...

Didn't recognise anyone apart from the embarrassingly smug mark crib. What a rubbish video, but it succeeded in its aim. I now really want to live in California. :)
Didn't recognise anyone apart from the embarrassingly smug mark crib. What a rubbish video, but it succeeded in its aim. I now really want to live in California. :) Tom 'Boscombe' Jones
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12:30pm Fri 8 Feb 13

scrumpyjack says...

Tom 'Boscombe' Jones wrote:
Didn't recognise anyone apart from the embarrassingly smug mark crib. What a rubbish video, but it succeeded in its aim. I now really want to live in California. :)
So the fact that you failed to recognise a number of "famous"/well known personalities is the fault of the producers of this?

Perhaps you should give them a list of people you would recognise for next time?

I'm sure they'd be grateful.
[quote][p][bold]Tom 'Boscombe' Jones[/bold] wrote: Didn't recognise anyone apart from the embarrassingly smug mark crib. What a rubbish video, but it succeeded in its aim. I now really want to live in California. :)[/p][/quote]So the fact that you failed to recognise a number of "famous"/well known personalities is the fault of the producers of this? Perhaps you should give them a list of people you would recognise for next time? I'm sure they'd be grateful. scrumpyjack
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3:43pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Azphreal says...

So can i now do one showing people peeing and throwing up in the street,fights between groups of drunken morons,people who can not stand up,drug deals in boscombe,a reef with warning signs around it and between each scene i could have the front page of each Echo that reported the latest murder finishing with the decapitation.
So can i now do one showing people peeing and throwing up in the street,fights between groups of drunken morons,people who can not stand up,drug deals in boscombe,a reef with warning signs around it and between each scene i could have the front page of each Echo that reported the latest murder finishing with the decapitation. Azphreal
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4:41pm Fri 8 Feb 13

topofall says...

Tripe!
Tripe! topofall
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1:02am Sat 9 Feb 13

nytrame1 says...

As a former born in Bournemouth resident, who currently lives US and visits SoCAL. I think this shows Bournemouth in a good light to potential visitors. Don't be so picky.
I can assure you Rob Lowe is not the face of the "California Sea " and despite the decline in the Poole /Bournemouth area due to the replacement of wealthy retirees with the other end othe market. I can assure you it is preferable to the equivalent in L.A.
As a former born in Bournemouth resident, who currently lives US and visits SoCAL. I think this shows Bournemouth in a good light to potential visitors. Don't be so picky. I can assure you Rob Lowe is not the face of the "California Sea " and despite the decline in the Poole /Bournemouth area due to the replacement of wealthy retirees with the other end othe market. I can assure you it is preferable to the equivalent in L.A. nytrame1
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10:11am Sat 9 Feb 13

Richard 1976 says...

Well the advert is presumably for broadcast outside the Meridian region..so viewers may be treated on Yorkshire or TyneTees to a glimpse of it? And are they suddenly going to go "
Eeeh Barry, that Bournemouth looks reight grand. Appen we'll go there this year". Can't see it working if the idea is to get people to come for their summer holidays.. I don't mind the advert, in fact quite like it ..but it does seem a little pointless.
Well the advert is presumably for broadcast outside the Meridian region..so viewers may be treated on Yorkshire or TyneTees to a glimpse of it? And are they suddenly going to go " Eeeh Barry, that Bournemouth looks reight grand. Appen we'll go there this year". Can't see it working if the idea is to get people to come for their summer holidays.. I don't mind the advert, in fact quite like it ..but it does seem a little pointless. Richard 1976
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12:57pm Sat 9 Feb 13

CB1985 says...

Prefer my advert http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=k3pr3Ki0c
fo
Prefer my advert http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=k3pr3Ki0c fo CB1985
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6:53pm Sat 9 Feb 13

gameon says...

jayeff wrote:
I thought Harry actually lives in Poole
surely Sandbanks is Poole not Bournemouth
It is and itl be flooded in years to come Bmth are obviously Desperate to recruit a 66yr old street wise del boy from east London nether the less a multi multi Millionaire all out of kicking a Ball Mmm Yes .
[quote][p][bold]jayeff[/bold] wrote: I thought Harry actually lives in Poole surely Sandbanks is Poole not Bournemouth[/p][/quote]It is and itl be flooded in years to come Bmth are obviously Desperate to recruit a 66yr old street wise del boy from east London nether the less a multi multi Millionaire all out of kicking a Ball Mmm Yes . gameon
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9:02pm Mon 11 Feb 13

scrumpyjack says...

CB1985 wrote:
Prefer my advert http://www.youtube.c

om/watch?v=k3pr3Ki0c

fo
Very good.
[quote][p][bold]CB1985[/bold] wrote: Prefer my advert http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=k3pr3Ki0c fo[/p][/quote]Very good. scrumpyjack
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1:19pm Tue 12 Feb 13

spooki says...

Liked it! Recognised three I think. I'd like to know whereabouts the New Forest and the Christchurch Ski centre thingy is in Bournemouth tho. Perhaps they'll know at the airport....oh, no hang on, that's Christchurch too
Liked it! Recognised three I think. I'd like to know whereabouts the New Forest and the Christchurch Ski centre thingy is in Bournemouth tho. Perhaps they'll know at the airport....oh, no hang on, that's Christchurch too spooki
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