1. You were stuck in at least one traffic jam on the way to work this morning

Bournemouth Echo: A338 Wessex Way closed at Cambridge Road roundabout

2. You know who Gordon the Tramp is - and if you want to find out more, click here

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth’s Gordon Roberts

3. You saw the IMAX cinema go up...

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4. ...then come down

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5. You've tutted at boy racers' thumping music as they tear down Westover Road

Bournemouth Echo: The Odeon on Westover Road in Bournemouth. Inset, Cllr Roger Marley and how the redesign may look

6. You've been to the Air Festival

Bournemouth Echo: Red Arrows thrill crowds on day 2 of the Bournemouth Air Festival

7. You've made at least one joke about the surf reef

Bournemouth Echo: COLLAPSED BAG: The Boscombe surf reef at low tide showing the damaged section. Picture thanks to Gary Ellson of Bournemouth Helicopters.

Picture thanks to Gary Ellson from Bournemouth Helicopters

8. You've enjoyed at least one Shakeaway milkshake

Bournemouth Echo: Atomic Kitten visit Shakeaway

9. You complain about tourists every summer - even if it's just once

Bournemouth Echo: FULL AND FUN: A packed Bournemouth beach on Sunday afternoon

10. You went to the Westover Ice Rink 

Bournemouth Echo: Remembering Westover ice rink: fond memories to be shared at December reunion

11. You miss the Shell House at Southbourne

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12. Whenever you see Brighton on TV you scoff: “Beach? That's not a beach!”

Bournemouth Echo: People enjoy the warm weather on Brighton beach

13. You remember at least four previous names of Lava and Ignite/Circo and Elements/Zoo and the Cage/Clouds and Zigzags

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14. You went to Bumbles, Maison Royale, Le Cardinal, Berlins, The Gardening Club, Voodoo Lounge, Bar Med, Bliss, Toko, Mr Smiths Piano Bar at least once

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15. You remember when Castlepoint was The Hampshire Centre

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Here are some of your suggestions for things that make you a true Bournemouth-ite – or Bournemouthian as someone has suggested.

  • You went swimming at the BIC pool – complete with wave machine.
  • You’ve had a night out at Grasshoppers nightclub and Madisons.
  • You remember the roundabout in Bournemouth town centre.
  • You stood to watch Bournemouth play.
  • You remember the Pier Approach Baths - and the view across the bay when they were taken down.
  • You remember the bus station.
  • You’ve seen a concert at the Winter Gardens...or remember the Winter Gardens.
  • You were born in Boscombe hospital.
  • You went to Tucktonia.
  • You saw the trolley buses replace the trams.
  • You remember Fortes in Westover Road.
  • Roller skating on Boscombe Pier in the 60s
  • One for the younger ones - you went to 'Hot 'n' Horny at the Opera House on a Thursday night.
  • The Littledown Tesco area being fields with cows and pigs
  • You remember driving along Undercliff Drive between the two piers when a thoroughfare open to traffic
    • You went to Hailey School
    • Hampshire cricket played a festival week at Dean Park each August
    • You remember when the paddling pool at Southbourne was open
  • Cooper Dean was a pig farm
  • You know where Westbourne Eye Hospital was
  • You remember when Portchester School was in Portchester Road
  • When AFC Bournemouth were called Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic Football Club
  • You went to the Town Hall Disco
  • You remember Woolworth and Plummers stores
  • You enjoyed hot chocolate in Junipers café after ice skating
  • You remember the wrestling on Monday nights at the Royal Ballrooms
  • You climbed the “ladder pole” in Barn field Hengistbury Head
  • You went to Stokewood Road Baths for school swimming classes
  • You remember Boscombe before the Sovereign Centre
  • You went to The Continental Cinema in Winton
  • You went to the Aqua Show at Pier Aproach
  • You remember when Concorde came to Bournemouth

Want to put forward a suggestion for our list?

Have something you'd like to contribute towards our list? we'd love to hear your suggestions! let us know in the comments below, tweet @Bournemouthecho or email digital@bournemouthecho.co.uk