What makes you a Bournemouthian? Here's 28 of your suggestions and memories

Bournemouth Echo: What makes you a Bournemouthian? Here's 28 of your suggestions and memories What makes you a Bournemouthian? Here's 28 of your suggestions and memories

You’ve been sending us your suggestions for things which make you a Bournemouthian and your most loved memories about living here.

After our list on Friday about the 15 things which make you a Bournemouth-ite or Bournemouthian, we've put together a new list based on your ideas.

Here’s a few of the best ones we’ve received which also include Poole and Christchurch.

You remember...

  • The trolley buses in Bournemouth town centre with wires everywhere.
  • When Bournemouth was in the county of Hampshire.
  • The view before the BIC.
  • Splashing around in the swimming pool at the BIC and enjoying the wave machine

Bournemouth Echo:

Bournemouth Echo:

Picture from Colin Vaughan of Bournemouth in the 1950s

  • Saturday Morning Cinema Club in Bournemouth where you were invited up on stage when it was your birthday to receive a present.
  • Fanny’s coffee shop above Phones Direct in Bournemouth Square.
  • Cramming into Westover Road to see the Beatles on the balcony of the Gaumont.

Bournemouth Echo: The Beatles photographed by Tom Mellor at the Gaumont Theatre, Bournemouth

The Beatles photographed bt Tom Mellor at the Gaumont in Bournemouth

  • When Dean Court entertained Manchester United.
  • Paddling in the stream through Bournemouth Gardens near the bandstand.
  • Shopping in Woolco at the Hampshire Centre.

Bournemouth Echo: GONE FOR GOOD: The Hampshire centre in Bournemouth in 2002; it’s now Castlepoint

  • Driving straight through Boscombe pre-pedestrianisation.
  • When the Walmer hotel stood on the site of the BIC.
  • Chelsea Girl opening in Old Christchurch Road.
  • Highcliffe Castle before it was open to the public.

Bournemouth Echo:

  • The road going past Hurn Airport was only wide enough for one car with passing points.
  • Mounted police on horses when the night clubs kicked out.
  • When the Radio 1 Roadshow came to Pier Approach.
  • Being rowed across the run at Mudeford to get onto the spit.

Bournemouth Echo:

  • The skittle alley at the Seagull pub at Boscombe.
  • The Palladium in Boscombe.
  • The Embassy paddle steamers that went to Swanage.
  • Tiffany's ballroom in Boscombe in the 1970s.
  • Swimming in the Linden Hall baths.
  • Watching the bus station being built... and watching the bus station burn down.

Bournemouth Echo: Smoke billows from Bournemouth bus station

  • Seeing Fleetwood Mac, Bowie and Led Zeppelin at the Royal Ballrooms.
  • Lyons Coffee House.
  • Pony rides through Boscombe Chine.
  • When Concorde came to Bournemouth.

Bournemouth Echo: Concorde will bring the era of supersonic passenger flight to a close on October 24

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1:38pm Mon 3 Mar 14

darceybug says...

Martin the camera man who used to take photo`s
in the 1950`s at bournemouth pier and beach he
was like a film star.
Martin the camera man who used to take photo`s in the 1950`s at bournemouth pier and beach he was like a film star. darceybug
  • Score: 5

2:16pm Mon 3 Mar 14

MadMurdo says...

Going to the Royal Ballrooms in Boscombe.
Bay City Rollers coming to town.
Going to the Cardinal, Maison Royale and the Outlook all in the same night.
Going to the Royal Ballrooms in Boscombe. Bay City Rollers coming to town. Going to the Cardinal, Maison Royale and the Outlook all in the same night. MadMurdo
  • Score: 5

2:25pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I've only been here 2 years so I guess i don't qualify. I only know the current times of e.u migrant infestations, drug dealers, murders and big issue sellers on every corner

But then again, in another 25 years time this may be seen as a golden period before the place really went downhill.
I've only been here 2 years so I guess i don't qualify. I only know the current times of e.u migrant infestations, drug dealers, murders and big issue sellers on every corner But then again, in another 25 years time this may be seen as a golden period before the place really went downhill. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -23

2:33pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Keith Lamb says...

Are there any pictures around, of turning wheel for the trolley buses at the Broadway at the junction of Charminster rd, Broadway Lane and Castle Lane?
The roundabout that’s there now had a huge metal base that rotated.
Are there any pictures around, of turning wheel for the trolley buses at the Broadway at the junction of Charminster rd, Broadway Lane and Castle Lane? The roundabout that’s there now had a huge metal base that rotated. Keith Lamb
  • Score: 2

2:38pm Mon 3 Mar 14

He Touched So Many...... says...

Mrs Coulson's brilliant clothes shop in the bus station - what a shame about the fire.
Mrs Coulson's brilliant clothes shop in the bus station - what a shame about the fire. He Touched So Many......
  • Score: 4

2:59pm Mon 3 Mar 14

smhinto says...

Yes I remember going to Bournemouth swimming baths next to the pier with the place stinking of chlorene and buying the cheese rolls in the cafe upstairs at 18p each and then catching the Wallisdown Nr 23 bus to get home.
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I do recall the old bus station and the record making machine up near the stair rail.
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Not to mention 'Happyland' amusement arcade on Westcliffe.
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Also recall bournemouth ice-rink etc and drinking in the Badger Bars off Bournemouth square and the Bowling Alley up near the Woodman Pub opposite where Tesco's is now.
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The Memmories.!!
Yes I remember going to Bournemouth swimming baths next to the pier with the place stinking of chlorene and buying the cheese rolls in the cafe upstairs at 18p each and then catching the Wallisdown Nr 23 bus to get home. . I do recall the old bus station and the record making machine up near the stair rail. . Not to mention 'Happyland' amusement arcade on Westcliffe. . Also recall bournemouth ice-rink etc and drinking in the Badger Bars off Bournemouth square and the Bowling Alley up near the Woodman Pub opposite where Tesco's is now. . The Memmories.!! smhinto
  • Score: 7

3:03pm Mon 3 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

Bit of clanger with the '1950's' trolleybus at the Pier picture because Bournemouth's famous trolleys were all yellow!

The photo must have been taken on June 23rd or 30th 1968 when a beautifully restored old 1930's vintage London Transport trolleybus (CUL260) was taken out of Museum storage in the Capital to privately tour the remaining parts of the closing Bournemouth trolleybus system - unsurprisingly it attracted a lot of curious attention and many photographers.

Clues are plentiful, not least because the old trolleybus is in London bus red livery and not Bournemouth yellow as shown on the 1965 model open top Corporation bus behind it and the cars around are all post 1960.
Bit of clanger with the '1950's' trolleybus at the Pier picture because Bournemouth's famous trolleys were all yellow! The photo must have been taken on June 23rd or 30th 1968 when a beautifully restored old 1930's vintage London Transport trolleybus (CUL260) was taken out of Museum storage in the Capital to privately tour the remaining parts of the closing Bournemouth trolleybus system - unsurprisingly it attracted a lot of curious attention and many photographers. Clues are plentiful, not least because the old trolleybus is in London bus red livery and not Bournemouth yellow as shown on the 1965 model open top Corporation bus behind it and the cars around are all post 1960. muscliffman
  • Score: 14

3:06pm Mon 3 Mar 14

pauls55 says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I've only been here 2 years so I guess i don't qualify. I only know the current times of e.u migrant infestations, drug dealers, murders and big issue sellers on every corner But then again, in another 25 years time this may be seen as a golden period before the place really went downhill.
And what exactly is the problem with Big Issue sellers? At least they are actively trying to get out of their homeless situation and not just sitting in some doorway. Shame on you also for that tasteless use of the word infestation in regard to migrants. What a charming human being you must be.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I've only been here 2 years so I guess i don't qualify. I only know the current times of e.u migrant infestations, drug dealers, murders and big issue sellers on every corner But then again, in another 25 years time this may be seen as a golden period before the place really went downhill.[/p][/quote]And what exactly is the problem with Big Issue sellers? At least they are actively trying to get out of their homeless situation and not just sitting in some doorway. Shame on you also for that tasteless use of the word infestation in regard to migrants. What a charming human being you must be. pauls55
  • Score: 2

3:19pm Mon 3 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

Keith Lamb wrote:
Are there any pictures around, of turning wheel for the trolley buses at the Broadway at the junction of Charminster rd, Broadway Lane and Castle Lane?
The roundabout that’s there now had a huge metal base that rotated.
Trolleybuses could not turn like you suggest at this point, it was wired up for them as a conventional 'T' junction from Charminster Road into and out of Castle Lane (east or west), there was certainly never a turntable there.

Trolleybuses did however have a means of turning back towards town at this location although only in Charminster Road (the No.28's latterly) where they reversed back from the Broadway junction into a wired up stub in Luckham Road and left it in the direction of the Square.

The trolleybus turntable you recall was (and still is) in Christchurch beside Church Street.
[quote][p][bold]Keith Lamb[/bold] wrote: Are there any pictures around, of turning wheel for the trolley buses at the Broadway at the junction of Charminster rd, Broadway Lane and Castle Lane? The roundabout that’s there now had a huge metal base that rotated.[/p][/quote]Trolleybuses could not turn like you suggest at this point, it was wired up for them as a conventional 'T' junction from Charminster Road into and out of Castle Lane (east or west), there was certainly never a turntable there. Trolleybuses did however have a means of turning back towards town at this location although only in Charminster Road (the No.28's latterly) where they reversed back from the Broadway junction into a wired up stub in Luckham Road and left it in the direction of the Square. The trolleybus turntable you recall was (and still is) in Christchurch beside Church Street. muscliffman
  • Score: 8

3:27pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

Keith Lamb wrote:
Are there any pictures around, of turning wheel for the trolley buses at the Broadway at the junction of Charminster rd, Broadway Lane and Castle Lane?
The roundabout that’s there now had a huge metal base that rotated.
I can recall they backed up into Luckham Road to return back to Bournemouth.
I did see a postcard on eBay some weeks ago of a trolley bus reversed into Luckham Road, I think I managed to copy it.
[quote][p][bold]Keith Lamb[/bold] wrote: Are there any pictures around, of turning wheel for the trolley buses at the Broadway at the junction of Charminster rd, Broadway Lane and Castle Lane? The roundabout that’s there now had a huge metal base that rotated.[/p][/quote]I can recall they backed up into Luckham Road to return back to Bournemouth. I did see a postcard on eBay some weeks ago of a trolley bus reversed into Luckham Road, I think I managed to copy it. Lord Spring
  • Score: 4

3:34pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

Nobody mentioned Claude Stone the gents outfitters the place where your inside leg was measured when buying a hat
Nobody mentioned Claude Stone the gents outfitters the place where your inside leg was measured when buying a hat Lord Spring
  • Score: 4

3:43pm Mon 3 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Nobody mentioned Claude Stone the gents outfitters the place where your inside leg was measured when buying a hat
You did not have to keep going back.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Nobody mentioned Claude Stone the gents outfitters the place where your inside leg was measured when buying a hat[/p][/quote]You did not have to keep going back. pete woodley
  • Score: 7

3:45pm Mon 3 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Nobody mentioned Claude Stone the gents outfitters the place where your inside leg was measured when buying a hat
You did not have to keep going back,bad as the wallpaper dept at kennedys.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Nobody mentioned Claude Stone the gents outfitters the place where your inside leg was measured when buying a hat[/p][/quote]You did not have to keep going back,bad as the wallpaper dept at kennedys. pete woodley
  • Score: 1

3:53pm Mon 3 Mar 14

dorsettech says...

I was interested to read in the original article about Bournemouth Eye Hospital previously being in the building I used to live in on Poole Road.
Big imposing building that must have been a pretty grim hospital!!
Does anyone remember it as a hospital?
I was interested to read in the original article about Bournemouth Eye Hospital previously being in the building I used to live in on Poole Road. Big imposing building that must have been a pretty grim hospital!! Does anyone remember it as a hospital? dorsettech
  • Score: 5

4:16pm Mon 3 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

Was there as a patient in the late 70's after being attacked by gang in westover rd,and had eye opp by fantastic doctor DR Whitwell Outdated but good treatment and staff.
Was there as a patient in the late 70's after being attacked by gang in westover rd,and had eye opp by fantastic doctor DR Whitwell Outdated but good treatment and staff. pete woodley
  • Score: 6

4:26pm Mon 3 Mar 14

TheDistrict says...

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=055SXuJ7F
X4

Have a look at this Youtube film. In one part the driver and conductor are seen pushing the Trolley Bus around on a table for a the return journey. As kids we would go to the depot where the Co-op is now at Moordown, and help the staff turn the buses round to go back to Bournemouth or back to Castle Lane. Lawford Road use to be the Trolley Bus route for easy turning from Castle Lane to Wimborne Road, a through road then.
http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=055SXuJ7F X4 Have a look at this Youtube film. In one part the driver and conductor are seen pushing the Trolley Bus around on a table for a the return journey. As kids we would go to the depot where the Co-op is now at Moordown, and help the staff turn the buses round to go back to Bournemouth or back to Castle Lane. Lawford Road use to be the Trolley Bus route for easy turning from Castle Lane to Wimborne Road, a through road then. TheDistrict
  • Score: 5

4:27pm Mon 3 Mar 14

dorsettech says...

pete woodley wrote:
Was there as a patient in the late 70's after being attacked by gang in westover rd,and had eye opp by fantastic doctor DR Whitwell Outdated but good treatment and staff.
Am I correct in saying that the wards were on the first floor?
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Was there as a patient in the late 70's after being attacked by gang in westover rd,and had eye opp by fantastic doctor DR Whitwell Outdated but good treatment and staff.[/p][/quote]Am I correct in saying that the wards were on the first floor? dorsettech
  • Score: 1

4:29pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Merv the Swerv says...

I remember Poole Road Hospital when it was Eye, Nose and Throat Dept. I had my tonsils removed there in 1953. Arrgh that horrible rubber gas mask.
I remember Poole Road Hospital when it was Eye, Nose and Throat Dept. I had my tonsils removed there in 1953. Arrgh that horrible rubber gas mask. Merv the Swerv
  • Score: 3

4:30pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Redgolfer says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Nobody mentioned Claude Stone the gents outfitters the place where your inside leg was measured when buying a hat
Lord Spring, You might remember that the 3rd member of our family started out his working life there, LOL
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Nobody mentioned Claude Stone the gents outfitters the place where your inside leg was measured when buying a hat[/p][/quote]Lord Spring, You might remember that the 3rd member of our family started out his working life there, LOL Redgolfer
  • Score: 2

4:34pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Redgolfer says...

Merv the Swerv wrote:
I remember Poole Road Hospital when it was Eye, Nose and Throat Dept. I had my tonsils removed there in 1953. Arrgh that horrible rubber gas mask.
Had my broken nose reset after it was broken at Winton Rec against Basingstoke, in for a night, broke it again the following Sat, still the same, UGLY,lol
[quote][p][bold]Merv the Swerv[/bold] wrote: I remember Poole Road Hospital when it was Eye, Nose and Throat Dept. I had my tonsils removed there in 1953. Arrgh that horrible rubber gas mask.[/p][/quote]Had my broken nose reset after it was broken at Winton Rec against Basingstoke, in for a night, broke it again the following Sat, still the same, UGLY,lol Redgolfer
  • Score: 2

4:38pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Wackerone says...

pauls55 wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I've only been here 2 years so I guess i don't qualify. I only know the current times of e.u migrant infestations, drug dealers, murders and big issue sellers on every corner But then again, in another 25 years time this may be seen as a golden period before the place really went downhill.
And what exactly is the problem with Big Issue sellers? At least they are actively trying to get out of their homeless situation and not just sitting in some doorway. Shame on you also for that tasteless use of the word infestation in regard to migrants. What a charming human being you must be.
If that's the case, what is the lady doing selling the Big Issue outside Westbourne Iceland. She was being interviewed on South Today last week reference swapping her 3 bedroom council house for a 2 bedroom! No, a lot of these sellers make a living out of it, eg.the guy in Dorchester who was there for years. Temporary step up, you're kidding.
[quote][p][bold]pauls55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I've only been here 2 years so I guess i don't qualify. I only know the current times of e.u migrant infestations, drug dealers, murders and big issue sellers on every corner But then again, in another 25 years time this may be seen as a golden period before the place really went downhill.[/p][/quote]And what exactly is the problem with Big Issue sellers? At least they are actively trying to get out of their homeless situation and not just sitting in some doorway. Shame on you also for that tasteless use of the word infestation in regard to migrants. What a charming human being you must be.[/p][/quote]If that's the case, what is the lady doing selling the Big Issue outside Westbourne Iceland. She was being interviewed on South Today last week reference swapping her 3 bedroom council house for a 2 bedroom! No, a lot of these sellers make a living out of it, eg.the guy in Dorchester who was there for years. Temporary step up, you're kidding. Wackerone
  • Score: 5

4:42pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Wackerone says...

pete woodley wrote:
Was there as a patient in the late 70's after being attacked by gang in westover rd,and had eye opp by fantastic doctor DR Whitwell Outdated but good treatment and staff.
You havn't been very lucky in life Pete, being assaulted all the time!
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Was there as a patient in the late 70's after being attacked by gang in westover rd,and had eye opp by fantastic doctor DR Whitwell Outdated but good treatment and staff.[/p][/quote]You havn't been very lucky in life Pete, being assaulted all the time! Wackerone
  • Score: 3

5:03pm Mon 3 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

Wackerone wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Was there as a patient in the late 70's after being attacked by gang in westover rd,and had eye opp by fantastic doctor DR Whitwell Outdated but good treatment and staff.
You havn't been very lucky in life Pete, being assaulted all the time!
No i havent,it has not been helped by doing security work for many years,and by sticking up to bullies.Two lots of regular service and two in TA,broadened my outlook.Too late now to change as 80 in october.The westover rd incident was because i tried to stop a gang of yobs terrorising people and causing damage in Bournemouth Arcade.Another time it was stopping a girl getting a beating at Sandy Balls park.I wont bore you anymore but thats life.
[quote][p][bold]Wackerone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Was there as a patient in the late 70's after being attacked by gang in westover rd,and had eye opp by fantastic doctor DR Whitwell Outdated but good treatment and staff.[/p][/quote]You havn't been very lucky in life Pete, being assaulted all the time![/p][/quote]No i havent,it has not been helped by doing security work for many years,and by sticking up to bullies.Two lots of regular service and two in TA,broadened my outlook.Too late now to change as 80 in october.The westover rd incident was because i tried to stop a gang of yobs terrorising people and causing damage in Bournemouth Arcade.Another time it was stopping a girl getting a beating at Sandy Balls park.I wont bore you anymore but thats life. pete woodley
  • Score: 2

5:16pm Mon 3 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

dorsettech wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Was there as a patient in the late 70's after being attacked by gang in westover rd,and had eye opp by fantastic doctor DR Whitwell Outdated but good treatment and staff.
Am I correct in saying that the wards were on the first floor?
yes on ground floor but think there were some on next floor.
[quote][p][bold]dorsettech[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Was there as a patient in the late 70's after being attacked by gang in westover rd,and had eye opp by fantastic doctor DR Whitwell Outdated but good treatment and staff.[/p][/quote]Am I correct in saying that the wards were on the first floor?[/p][/quote]yes on ground floor but think there were some on next floor. pete woodley
  • Score: 2

5:17pm Mon 3 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

Wackerone wrote:
pauls55 wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I've only been here 2 years so I guess i don't qualify. I only know the current times of e.u migrant infestations, drug dealers, murders and big issue sellers on every corner But then again, in another 25 years time this may be seen as a golden period before the place really went downhill.
And what exactly is the problem with Big Issue sellers? At least they are actively trying to get out of their homeless situation and not just sitting in some doorway. Shame on you also for that tasteless use of the word infestation in regard to migrants. What a charming human being you must be.
If that's the case, what is the lady doing selling the Big Issue outside Westbourne Iceland. She was being interviewed on South Today last week reference swapping her 3 bedroom council house for a 2 bedroom! No, a lot of these sellers make a living out of it, eg.the guy in Dorchester who was there for years. Temporary step up, you're kidding.
yes on ground floor but think there were some on next floor.
[quote][p][bold]Wackerone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pauls55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I've only been here 2 years so I guess i don't qualify. I only know the current times of e.u migrant infestations, drug dealers, murders and big issue sellers on every corner But then again, in another 25 years time this may be seen as a golden period before the place really went downhill.[/p][/quote]And what exactly is the problem with Big Issue sellers? At least they are actively trying to get out of their homeless situation and not just sitting in some doorway. Shame on you also for that tasteless use of the word infestation in regard to migrants. What a charming human being you must be.[/p][/quote]If that's the case, what is the lady doing selling the Big Issue outside Westbourne Iceland. She was being interviewed on South Today last week reference swapping her 3 bedroom council house for a 2 bedroom! No, a lot of these sellers make a living out of it, eg.the guy in Dorchester who was there for years. Temporary step up, you're kidding.[/p][/quote]yes on ground floor but think there were some on next floor. pete woodley
  • Score: 2

7:02pm Mon 3 Mar 14

jazzy jenkins says...

Being rowed across the run by Jim the fisherman for 6d (6 old pence) I think..sometimes had to get him out of pub.
Being rowed across the run by Jim the fisherman for 6d (6 old pence) I think..sometimes had to get him out of pub. jazzy jenkins
  • Score: 1

7:08pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Richard 1976 says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I've only been here 2 years so I guess i don't qualify. I only know the current times of e.u migrant infestations, drug dealers, murders and big issue sellers on every corner

But then again, in another 25 years time this may be seen as a golden period before the place really went downhill.
Doesn't sound like you've much positive to say.. What about the glorious gardens, beaches, beautiful cliff top vistas? You may find the spur road out of town and to elsewhere more to your liking?
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I've only been here 2 years so I guess i don't qualify. I only know the current times of e.u migrant infestations, drug dealers, murders and big issue sellers on every corner But then again, in another 25 years time this may be seen as a golden period before the place really went downhill.[/p][/quote]Doesn't sound like you've much positive to say.. What about the glorious gardens, beaches, beautiful cliff top vistas? You may find the spur road out of town and to elsewhere more to your liking? Richard 1976
  • Score: 5

8:48pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Baldrickbassett says...

MadMurdo wrote:
Going to the Royal Ballrooms in Boscombe.
Bay City Rollers coming to town.
Going to the Cardinal, Maison Royale and the Outlook all in the same night.
You forgot Chelsea Village as well
[quote][p][bold]MadMurdo[/bold] wrote: Going to the Royal Ballrooms in Boscombe. Bay City Rollers coming to town. Going to the Cardinal, Maison Royale and the Outlook all in the same night.[/p][/quote]You forgot Chelsea Village as well Baldrickbassett
  • Score: 0

8:49pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Baldrickbassett says...

MadMurdo wrote:
Going to the Royal Ballrooms in Boscombe.
Bay City Rollers coming to town.
Going to the Cardinal, Maison Royale and the Outlook all in the same night.
You forgot Chelsea Village
[quote][p][bold]MadMurdo[/bold] wrote: Going to the Royal Ballrooms in Boscombe. Bay City Rollers coming to town. Going to the Cardinal, Maison Royale and the Outlook all in the same night.[/p][/quote]You forgot Chelsea Village Baldrickbassett
  • Score: 0

8:52pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Baldrickbassett says...

muscliffman wrote:
Keith Lamb wrote:
Are there any pictures around, of turning wheel for the trolley buses at the Broadway at the junction of Charminster rd, Broadway Lane and Castle Lane?
The roundabout that’s there now had a huge metal base that rotated.
Trolleybuses could not turn like you suggest at this point, it was wired up for them as a conventional 'T' junction from Charminster Road into and out of Castle Lane (east or west), there was certainly never a turntable there.

Trolleybuses did however have a means of turning back towards town at this location although only in Charminster Road (the No.28's latterly) where they reversed back from the Broadway junction into a wired up stub in Luckham Road and left it in the direction of the Square.

The trolleybus turntable you recall was (and still is) in Christchurch beside Church Street.
My mother still has a cine film of them turning the bus in Christchurch, there' was also a fish & chip shop next to the turn table
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keith Lamb[/bold] wrote: Are there any pictures around, of turning wheel for the trolley buses at the Broadway at the junction of Charminster rd, Broadway Lane and Castle Lane? The roundabout that’s there now had a huge metal base that rotated.[/p][/quote]Trolleybuses could not turn like you suggest at this point, it was wired up for them as a conventional 'T' junction from Charminster Road into and out of Castle Lane (east or west), there was certainly never a turntable there. Trolleybuses did however have a means of turning back towards town at this location although only in Charminster Road (the No.28's latterly) where they reversed back from the Broadway junction into a wired up stub in Luckham Road and left it in the direction of the Square. The trolleybus turntable you recall was (and still is) in Christchurch beside Church Street.[/p][/quote]My mother still has a cine film of them turning the bus in Christchurch, there' was also a fish & chip shop next to the turn table Baldrickbassett
  • Score: 4

8:55pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Baldrickbassett says...

dorsettech wrote:
I was interested to read in the original article about Bournemouth Eye Hospital previously being in the building I used to live in on Poole Road.
Big imposing building that must have been a pretty grim hospital!!
Does anyone remember it as a hospital?
I did a work experience at there circa 1974, as far as hospitals go it wasn't that bad. Certainly better than the old RVH in Boscombe
[quote][p][bold]dorsettech[/bold] wrote: I was interested to read in the original article about Bournemouth Eye Hospital previously being in the building I used to live in on Poole Road. Big imposing building that must have been a pretty grim hospital!! Does anyone remember it as a hospital?[/p][/quote]I did a work experience at there circa 1974, as far as hospitals go it wasn't that bad. Certainly better than the old RVH in Boscombe Baldrickbassett
  • Score: 1

11:05pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Ech310n says...

Merv the Swerv wrote:
I remember Poole Road Hospital when it was Eye, Nose and Throat Dept. I had my tonsils removed there in 1953. Arrgh that horrible rubber gas mask.
I had my tonsils removed there in the late '50s, I can still vividly recall the large bay window, and the nurse pulling the curtains open very early in the morning, waking us all up!

Also, the was a 'play room' just off the ward, where one child had a clockwork toy plane on a rotor, which caused great amusment and amazement (shows it was of a much different era eh?).

Memories of ice cream afterwards ahhhh :-)
[quote][p][bold]Merv the Swerv[/bold] wrote: I remember Poole Road Hospital when it was Eye, Nose and Throat Dept. I had my tonsils removed there in 1953. Arrgh that horrible rubber gas mask.[/p][/quote]I had my tonsils removed there in the late '50s, I can still vividly recall the large bay window, and the nurse pulling the curtains open very early in the morning, waking us all up! Also, the was a 'play room' just off the ward, where one child had a clockwork toy plane on a rotor, which caused great amusment and amazement (shows it was of a much different era eh?). Memories of ice cream afterwards ahhhh :-) Ech310n
  • Score: 1

11:08pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Ech310n says...

Ech310n wrote:
Merv the Swerv wrote:
I remember Poole Road Hospital when it was Eye, Nose and Throat Dept. I had my tonsils removed there in 1953. Arrgh that horrible rubber gas mask.
I had my tonsils removed there in the late '50s, I can still vividly recall the large bay window, and the nurse pulling the curtains open very early in the morning, waking us all up!

Also, the was a 'play room' just off the ward, where one child had a clockwork toy plane on a rotor, which caused great amusment and amazement (shows it was of a much different era eh?).

Memories of ice cream afterwards ahhhh :-)
*there (not the) wish we could edit our own posts!
[quote][p][bold]Ech310n[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Merv the Swerv[/bold] wrote: I remember Poole Road Hospital when it was Eye, Nose and Throat Dept. I had my tonsils removed there in 1953. Arrgh that horrible rubber gas mask.[/p][/quote]I had my tonsils removed there in the late '50s, I can still vividly recall the large bay window, and the nurse pulling the curtains open very early in the morning, waking us all up! Also, the was a 'play room' just off the ward, where one child had a clockwork toy plane on a rotor, which caused great amusment and amazement (shows it was of a much different era eh?). Memories of ice cream afterwards ahhhh :-)[/p][/quote]*there (not the) wish we could edit our own posts! Ech310n
  • Score: 1

11:12pm Mon 3 Mar 14

jaffajoe says...

muscliffman wrote:
Keith Lamb wrote:
Are there any pictures around, of turning wheel for the trolley buses at the Broadway at the junction of Charminster rd, Broadway Lane and Castle Lane?
The roundabout that’s there now had a huge metal base that rotated.
Trolleybuses could not turn like you suggest at this point, it was wired up for them as a conventional 'T' junction from Charminster Road into and out of Castle Lane (east or west), there was certainly never a turntable there.

Trolleybuses did however have a means of turning back towards town at this location although only in Charminster Road (the No.28's latterly) where they reversed back from the Broadway junction into a wired up stub in Luckham Road and left it in the direction of the Square.

The trolleybus turntable you recall was (and still is) in Christchurch beside Church Street.
on the discussion of the turntable (christchurch) according to another website/magazine - their was also a car turntable located in a car park of a bournemouth hotel. does anyone have information / photos on which hotel this was?
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keith Lamb[/bold] wrote: Are there any pictures around, of turning wheel for the trolley buses at the Broadway at the junction of Charminster rd, Broadway Lane and Castle Lane? The roundabout that’s there now had a huge metal base that rotated.[/p][/quote]Trolleybuses could not turn like you suggest at this point, it was wired up for them as a conventional 'T' junction from Charminster Road into and out of Castle Lane (east or west), there was certainly never a turntable there. Trolleybuses did however have a means of turning back towards town at this location although only in Charminster Road (the No.28's latterly) where they reversed back from the Broadway junction into a wired up stub in Luckham Road and left it in the direction of the Square. The trolleybus turntable you recall was (and still is) in Christchurch beside Church Street.[/p][/quote]on the discussion of the turntable (christchurch) according to another website/magazine - their was also a car turntable located in a car park of a bournemouth hotel. does anyone have information / photos on which hotel this was? jaffajoe
  • Score: 2

11:22pm Mon 3 Mar 14

volval says...

Being taken to the Hippodrome in Boscombe by Dad - he enjoyed music hall more than I did. Tonsils removed in Westbourne, when no visiting, even by parents was allowed. FIRST driving lesson down Richmond Hill and round the square (or circle as it was then!)
Being taken to the Hippodrome in Boscombe by Dad - he enjoyed music hall more than I did. Tonsils removed in Westbourne, when no visiting, even by parents was allowed. FIRST driving lesson down Richmond Hill and round the square (or circle as it was then!) volval
  • Score: 1

2:54am Tue 4 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

mr sykes the driving examiner from hell.
mr sykes the driving examiner from hell. pete woodley
  • Score: 2

4:47am Tue 4 Mar 14

ASM says...

hating leeds utd (bit old school now though)
hating leeds utd (bit old school now though) ASM
  • Score: 1

4:56am Tue 4 Mar 14

ASM says...

PROPER SUMMERS and affordable houses - When I was a teenager I went down the beach everyday in the summer. lucky to get down there for 1 week a year in the past decade of miserable weather
PROPER SUMMERS and affordable houses - When I was a teenager I went down the beach everyday in the summer. lucky to get down there for 1 week a year in the past decade of miserable weather ASM
  • Score: 1

5:01am Tue 4 Mar 14

ASM says...

fortes restaurant in westover rd, john menzies and the avenue shopping centre before jjb. It's all coming back
fortes restaurant in westover rd, john menzies and the avenue shopping centre before jjb. It's all coming back ASM
  • Score: 1

7:34am Tue 4 Mar 14

camvalley says...

No one has mentioned sarah jane hutt who became miss world ,her parents owned a grenngrocers in upper parkstone
No one has mentioned sarah jane hutt who became miss world ,her parents owned a grenngrocers in upper parkstone camvalley
  • Score: 2

7:39am Tue 4 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

jaffajoe wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Keith Lamb wrote:
Are there any pictures around, of turning wheel for the trolley buses at the Broadway at the junction of Charminster rd, Broadway Lane and Castle Lane?
The roundabout that’s there now had a huge metal base that rotated.
Trolleybuses could not turn like you suggest at this point, it was wired up for them as a conventional 'T' junction from Charminster Road into and out of Castle Lane (east or west), there was certainly never a turntable there.

Trolleybuses did however have a means of turning back towards town at this location although only in Charminster Road (the No.28's latterly) where they reversed back from the Broadway junction into a wired up stub in Luckham Road and left it in the direction of the Square.

The trolleybus turntable you recall was (and still is) in Christchurch beside Church Street.
on the discussion of the turntable (christchurch) according to another website/magazine - their was also a car turntable located in a car park of a bournemouth hotel. does anyone have information / photos on which hotel this was?
I can recall a car turntable to the rear of a Westover Road hotel accessed from Hinton Road there was short cut through there by St Peters Hall.
[quote][p][bold]jaffajoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keith Lamb[/bold] wrote: Are there any pictures around, of turning wheel for the trolley buses at the Broadway at the junction of Charminster rd, Broadway Lane and Castle Lane? The roundabout that’s there now had a huge metal base that rotated.[/p][/quote]Trolleybuses could not turn like you suggest at this point, it was wired up for them as a conventional 'T' junction from Charminster Road into and out of Castle Lane (east or west), there was certainly never a turntable there. Trolleybuses did however have a means of turning back towards town at this location although only in Charminster Road (the No.28's latterly) where they reversed back from the Broadway junction into a wired up stub in Luckham Road and left it in the direction of the Square. The trolleybus turntable you recall was (and still is) in Christchurch beside Church Street.[/p][/quote]on the discussion of the turntable (christchurch) according to another website/magazine - their was also a car turntable located in a car park of a bournemouth hotel. does anyone have information / photos on which hotel this was?[/p][/quote]I can recall a car turntable to the rear of a Westover Road hotel accessed from Hinton Road there was short cut through there by St Peters Hall. Lord Spring
  • Score: 1

9:13am Tue 4 Mar 14

Rob Edwards99 says...

Great article!
If anyone would like to discuss more memories of Bournemouth you should visit this website!
http://www.memorieso
fdorset.co.uk
Great article! If anyone would like to discuss more memories of Bournemouth you should visit this website! http://www.memorieso fdorset.co.uk Rob Edwards99
  • Score: -1

10:09am Tue 4 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

Lord Spring wrote:
jaffajoe wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Keith Lamb wrote:
Are there any pictures around, of turning wheel for the trolley buses at the Broadway at the junction of Charminster rd, Broadway Lane and Castle Lane?
The roundabout that’s there now had a huge metal base that rotated.
Trolleybuses could not turn like you suggest at this point, it was wired up for them as a conventional 'T' junction from Charminster Road into and out of Castle Lane (east or west), there was certainly never a turntable there.

Trolleybuses did however have a means of turning back towards town at this location although only in Charminster Road (the No.28's latterly) where they reversed back from the Broadway junction into a wired up stub in Luckham Road and left it in the direction of the Square.

The trolleybus turntable you recall was (and still is) in Christchurch beside Church Street.
on the discussion of the turntable (christchurch) according to another website/magazine - their was also a car turntable located in a car park of a bournemouth hotel. does anyone have information / photos on which hotel this was?
I can recall a car turntable to the rear of a Westover Road hotel accessed from Hinton Road there was short cut through there by St Peters Hall.
There was (maybe still is) a goods vehicle turntable in the yard behind Boscombe McDonalds in Palmerston Road, it was put in there when the current building was first opened circa late 1960's as a small (Co-op?) supermarket on the site of the original Boscombe Boots store and one time Salisbury Hotel.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jaffajoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keith Lamb[/bold] wrote: Are there any pictures around, of turning wheel for the trolley buses at the Broadway at the junction of Charminster rd, Broadway Lane and Castle Lane? The roundabout that’s there now had a huge metal base that rotated.[/p][/quote]Trolleybuses could not turn like you suggest at this point, it was wired up for them as a conventional 'T' junction from Charminster Road into and out of Castle Lane (east or west), there was certainly never a turntable there. Trolleybuses did however have a means of turning back towards town at this location although only in Charminster Road (the No.28's latterly) where they reversed back from the Broadway junction into a wired up stub in Luckham Road and left it in the direction of the Square. The trolleybus turntable you recall was (and still is) in Christchurch beside Church Street.[/p][/quote]on the discussion of the turntable (christchurch) according to another website/magazine - their was also a car turntable located in a car park of a bournemouth hotel. does anyone have information / photos on which hotel this was?[/p][/quote]I can recall a car turntable to the rear of a Westover Road hotel accessed from Hinton Road there was short cut through there by St Peters Hall.[/p][/quote]There was (maybe still is) a goods vehicle turntable in the yard behind Boscombe McDonalds in Palmerston Road, it was put in there when the current building was first opened circa late 1960's as a small (Co-op?) supermarket on the site of the original Boscombe Boots store and one time Salisbury Hotel. muscliffman
  • Score: 2

10:21am Tue 4 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

muscliffman wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
jaffajoe wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Keith Lamb wrote:
Are there any pictures around, of turning wheel for the trolley buses at the Broadway at the junction of Charminster rd, Broadway Lane and Castle Lane?
The roundabout that’s there now had a huge metal base that rotated.
Trolleybuses could not turn like you suggest at this point, it was wired up for them as a conventional 'T' junction from Charminster Road into and out of Castle Lane (east or west), there was certainly never a turntable there.

Trolleybuses did however have a means of turning back towards town at this location although only in Charminster Road (the No.28's latterly) where they reversed back from the Broadway junction into a wired up stub in Luckham Road and left it in the direction of the Square.

The trolleybus turntable you recall was (and still is) in Christchurch beside Church Street.
on the discussion of the turntable (christchurch) according to another website/magazine - their was also a car turntable located in a car park of a bournemouth hotel. does anyone have information / photos on which hotel this was?
I can recall a car turntable to the rear of a Westover Road hotel accessed from Hinton Road there was short cut through there by St Peters Hall.
There was (maybe still is) a goods vehicle turntable in the yard behind Boscombe McDonalds in Palmerston Road, it was put in there when the current building was first opened circa late 1960's as a small (Co-op?) supermarket on the site of the original Boscombe Boots store and one time Salisbury Hotel.
Not many can recall Boots at that location it was right on the corner and the Salisbury Hotel Bars could be accessed from Palmerston and Christchurch Roads.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jaffajoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keith Lamb[/bold] wrote: Are there any pictures around, of turning wheel for the trolley buses at the Broadway at the junction of Charminster rd, Broadway Lane and Castle Lane? The roundabout that’s there now had a huge metal base that rotated.[/p][/quote]Trolleybuses could not turn like you suggest at this point, it was wired up for them as a conventional 'T' junction from Charminster Road into and out of Castle Lane (east or west), there was certainly never a turntable there. Trolleybuses did however have a means of turning back towards town at this location although only in Charminster Road (the No.28's latterly) where they reversed back from the Broadway junction into a wired up stub in Luckham Road and left it in the direction of the Square. The trolleybus turntable you recall was (and still is) in Christchurch beside Church Street.[/p][/quote]on the discussion of the turntable (christchurch) according to another website/magazine - their was also a car turntable located in a car park of a bournemouth hotel. does anyone have information / photos on which hotel this was?[/p][/quote]I can recall a car turntable to the rear of a Westover Road hotel accessed from Hinton Road there was short cut through there by St Peters Hall.[/p][/quote]There was (maybe still is) a goods vehicle turntable in the yard behind Boscombe McDonalds in Palmerston Road, it was put in there when the current building was first opened circa late 1960's as a small (Co-op?) supermarket on the site of the original Boscombe Boots store and one time Salisbury Hotel.[/p][/quote]Not many can recall Boots at that location it was right on the corner and the Salisbury Hotel Bars could be accessed from Palmerston and Christchurch Roads. Lord Spring
  • Score: 1

10:42am Tue 4 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

camvalley wrote:
No one has mentioned sarah jane hutt who became miss world ,her parents owned a grenngrocers in upper parkstone
I remember well, her and her brother were asked to behave or leave on the night of the Miss Bournemouth contest at the pavilion,during Regatta week.
[quote][p][bold]camvalley[/bold] wrote: No one has mentioned sarah jane hutt who became miss world ,her parents owned a grenngrocers in upper parkstone[/p][/quote]I remember well, her and her brother were asked to behave or leave on the night of the Miss Bournemouth contest at the pavilion,during Regatta week. pete woodley
  • Score: 1

12:45pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Branksome snail says...

meeting dates at bournemouth square clock tower when there was a lawn there.

Also wasnt there a fortune teller in a small hut down by the pier once?

Oh and i also remember when council member werent called "portfolio holders"
meeting dates at bournemouth square clock tower when there was a lawn there. Also wasnt there a fortune teller in a small hut down by the pier once? Oh and i also remember when council member werent called "portfolio holders" Branksome snail
  • Score: 1

12:46pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Branksome snail says...

the Star Wars arcade game, in the blue hut at the end of Boscombe pier!
the Star Wars arcade game, in the blue hut at the end of Boscombe pier! Branksome snail
  • Score: 1

12:51pm Tue 4 Mar 14

rozmister says...

muscliffman wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
jaffajoe wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Keith Lamb wrote: Are there any pictures around, of turning wheel for the trolley buses at the Broadway at the junction of Charminster rd, Broadway Lane and Castle Lane? The roundabout that’s there now had a huge metal base that rotated.
Trolleybuses could not turn like you suggest at this point, it was wired up for them as a conventional 'T' junction from Charminster Road into and out of Castle Lane (east or west), there was certainly never a turntable there. Trolleybuses did however have a means of turning back towards town at this location although only in Charminster Road (the No.28's latterly) where they reversed back from the Broadway junction into a wired up stub in Luckham Road and left it in the direction of the Square. The trolleybus turntable you recall was (and still is) in Christchurch beside Church Street.
on the discussion of the turntable (christchurch) according to another website/magazine - their was also a car turntable located in a car park of a bournemouth hotel. does anyone have information / photos on which hotel this was?
I can recall a car turntable to the rear of a Westover Road hotel accessed from Hinton Road there was short cut through there by St Peters Hall.
There was (maybe still is) a goods vehicle turntable in the yard behind Boscombe McDonalds in Palmerston Road, it was put in there when the current building was first opened circa late 1960's as a small (Co-op?) supermarket on the site of the original Boscombe Boots store and one time Salisbury Hotel.
The yard is the car park of Greens Bar now! I often wondered why there was that big metal turntable on the floor. Was Greens Bar there in those days? I think it would have been Mr Greens then and probably quite a different establishment to today.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jaffajoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keith Lamb[/bold] wrote: Are there any pictures around, of turning wheel for the trolley buses at the Broadway at the junction of Charminster rd, Broadway Lane and Castle Lane? The roundabout that’s there now had a huge metal base that rotated.[/p][/quote]Trolleybuses could not turn like you suggest at this point, it was wired up for them as a conventional 'T' junction from Charminster Road into and out of Castle Lane (east or west), there was certainly never a turntable there. Trolleybuses did however have a means of turning back towards town at this location although only in Charminster Road (the No.28's latterly) where they reversed back from the Broadway junction into a wired up stub in Luckham Road and left it in the direction of the Square. The trolleybus turntable you recall was (and still is) in Christchurch beside Church Street.[/p][/quote]on the discussion of the turntable (christchurch) according to another website/magazine - their was also a car turntable located in a car park of a bournemouth hotel. does anyone have information / photos on which hotel this was?[/p][/quote]I can recall a car turntable to the rear of a Westover Road hotel accessed from Hinton Road there was short cut through there by St Peters Hall.[/p][/quote]There was (maybe still is) a goods vehicle turntable in the yard behind Boscombe McDonalds in Palmerston Road, it was put in there when the current building was first opened circa late 1960's as a small (Co-op?) supermarket on the site of the original Boscombe Boots store and one time Salisbury Hotel.[/p][/quote]The yard is the car park of Greens Bar now! I often wondered why there was that big metal turntable on the floor. Was Greens Bar there in those days? I think it would have been Mr Greens then and probably quite a different establishment to today. rozmister
  • Score: 1

4:18pm Tue 4 Mar 14

mossy 1 says...

rozmister wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
jaffajoe wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Keith Lamb wrote: Are there any pictures around, of turning wheel for the trolley buses at the Broadway at the junction of Charminster rd, Broadway Lane and Castle Lane? The roundabout that’s there now had a huge metal base that rotated.
Trolleybuses could not turn like you suggest at this point, it was wired up for them as a conventional 'T' junction from Charminster Road into and out of Castle Lane (east or west), there was certainly never a turntable there. Trolleybuses did however have a means of turning back towards town at this location although only in Charminster Road (the No.28's latterly) where they reversed back from the Broadway junction into a wired up stub in Luckham Road and left it in the direction of the Square. The trolleybus turntable you recall was (and still is) in Christchurch beside Church Street.
on the discussion of the turntable (christchurch) according to another website/magazine - their was also a car turntable located in a car park of a bournemouth hotel. does anyone have information / photos on which hotel this was?
I can recall a car turntable to the rear of a Westover Road hotel accessed from Hinton Road there was short cut through there by St Peters Hall.
There was (maybe still is) a goods vehicle turntable in the yard behind Boscombe McDonalds in Palmerston Road, it was put in there when the current building was first opened circa late 1960's as a small (Co-op?) supermarket on the site of the original Boscombe Boots store and one time Salisbury Hotel.
The yard is the car park of Greens Bar now! I often wondered why there was that big metal turntable on the floor. Was Greens Bar there in those days? I think it would have been Mr Greens then and probably quite a different establishment to today.
There`s also a turntable behind Boots in Winton,can be seen from Leslie Rd.My dad showed me how they used it to turn lorries delivering to when it was a Sainburys store.Even as a nipper I could move it with one foot on the turntable and the other pushing against the ground.
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jaffajoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keith Lamb[/bold] wrote: Are there any pictures around, of turning wheel for the trolley buses at the Broadway at the junction of Charminster rd, Broadway Lane and Castle Lane? The roundabout that’s there now had a huge metal base that rotated.[/p][/quote]Trolleybuses could not turn like you suggest at this point, it was wired up for them as a conventional 'T' junction from Charminster Road into and out of Castle Lane (east or west), there was certainly never a turntable there. Trolleybuses did however have a means of turning back towards town at this location although only in Charminster Road (the No.28's latterly) where they reversed back from the Broadway junction into a wired up stub in Luckham Road and left it in the direction of the Square. The trolleybus turntable you recall was (and still is) in Christchurch beside Church Street.[/p][/quote]on the discussion of the turntable (christchurch) according to another website/magazine - their was also a car turntable located in a car park of a bournemouth hotel. does anyone have information / photos on which hotel this was?[/p][/quote]I can recall a car turntable to the rear of a Westover Road hotel accessed from Hinton Road there was short cut through there by St Peters Hall.[/p][/quote]There was (maybe still is) a goods vehicle turntable in the yard behind Boscombe McDonalds in Palmerston Road, it was put in there when the current building was first opened circa late 1960's as a small (Co-op?) supermarket on the site of the original Boscombe Boots store and one time Salisbury Hotel.[/p][/quote]The yard is the car park of Greens Bar now! I often wondered why there was that big metal turntable on the floor. Was Greens Bar there in those days? I think it would have been Mr Greens then and probably quite a different establishment to today.[/p][/quote]There`s also a turntable behind Boots in Winton,can be seen from Leslie Rd.My dad showed me how they used it to turn lorries delivering to when it was a Sainburys store.Even as a nipper I could move it with one foot on the turntable and the other pushing against the ground. mossy 1
  • Score: 0

4:30pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Joking says...

The man with the weighing scales near Bournemouth Pier, where you sat on a swing-type seat while he used proper scale-weights on a platform. Also Punch and Judy man on the beach near the pier
The man with the weighing scales near Bournemouth Pier, where you sat on a swing-type seat while he used proper scale-weights on a platform. Also Punch and Judy man on the beach near the pier Joking
  • Score: 2

5:18pm Tue 4 Mar 14

kangaroo_joey says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I've only been here 2 years so I guess i don't qualify. I only know the current times of e.u migrant infestations, drug dealers, murders and big issue sellers on every corner But then again, in another 25 years time this may be seen as a golden period before the place really went downhill.
I have only lived here for 4 years I couldnt agree more, yes the beach and gardens are nice but that is offset by the filth that inhabits Bournemouth, someone I know who has lived in Bournemouth their whole life best described Bournemouth as the Blackpool of the south and for those that have been to Blackpool then you know what I mean by that, if it wasnt for work then I would not hesitate to move back to Hertfordshire
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I've only been here 2 years so I guess i don't qualify. I only know the current times of e.u migrant infestations, drug dealers, murders and big issue sellers on every corner But then again, in another 25 years time this may be seen as a golden period before the place really went downhill.[/p][/quote]I have only lived here for 4 years I couldnt agree more, yes the beach and gardens are nice but that is offset by the filth that inhabits Bournemouth, someone I know who has lived in Bournemouth their whole life best described Bournemouth as the Blackpool of the south and for those that have been to Blackpool then you know what I mean by that, if it wasnt for work then I would not hesitate to move back to Hertfordshire kangaroo_joey
  • Score: 3

5:35pm Tue 4 Mar 14

chrspeters says...

I have lived in Bournemouth since I was seven years old. My family resided at 12 Terrace Road, right next door to the old Fox Inn. A popular pub for TV and Radio stars appearing at local theatres. I met many including Author Haynes, who just loved to walk his black little dog in Merrick Park. I also saw Freddie Mills many times when he used to visit his old home in my street – in his yellow convertible with his many henchmen. I once saw Johny Kidd laid out completely drunk outside the Fox Inn.

Back then, I remember Beales and JJ. Allen as being our playground. Beales for the town's Father Christmas, the amazing toy department with many demonstrations including string puppets, as well as glass blowing and often-times new products on sale where demonstrations were the must. The most fun we had (me and my brother), was with the lifts and especially moreso, was the TV department, where we could sit in allocated chairs and watch the 'Cisco Kid'. We had no TV at home. JJ Allen was just a 'toyshop' for us where we could just look and admire, but not afford.

I spent my young childhood at the Bournemouth beach. There was no flyover back then. A policeman in a white coat directed folk from the gardens to the pier front over a zebra crossing. Bournemouth beach, under the pier, was my mentor back then. There was a gang from my early age to much later teenagers. A 'Bill Hayley' type skiffle group played all day with washboards etc. I learnt how to smoke there at only aged eight. I used to gain my pocket money by collecting used pop bottles in which the tourists could not be bothered to take back.

Bournemouth back then was much better than it is today. It was a tourist spot for young lovers and families. Now it is just a place for teenage drunkenness and drug dealers. Within those much younger memories that I hold – when traffic run through Commercial and Old Christchurch road, where bombed out buildings proved to be good playgrounds, where 'health and safety' did not count within our games or outdoor freedom of play., I feel so sad that Bournemouth today is far from what it used to be.

Christine Peters

PS I remember also many things other posters have said.
I have lived in Bournemouth since I was seven years old. My family resided at 12 Terrace Road, right next door to the old Fox Inn. A popular pub for TV and Radio stars appearing at local theatres. I met many including Author Haynes, who just loved to walk his black little dog in Merrick Park. I also saw Freddie Mills many times when he used to visit his old home in my street – in his yellow convertible with his many henchmen. I once saw Johny Kidd laid out completely drunk outside the Fox Inn. Back then, I remember Beales and JJ. Allen as being our playground. Beales for the town's Father Christmas, the amazing toy department with many demonstrations including string puppets, as well as glass blowing and often-times new products on sale where demonstrations were the must. The most fun we had (me and my brother), was with the lifts and especially moreso, was the TV department, where we could sit in allocated chairs and watch the 'Cisco Kid'. We had no TV at home. JJ Allen was just a 'toyshop' for us where we could just look and admire, but not afford. I spent my young childhood at the Bournemouth beach. There was no flyover back then. A policeman in a white coat directed folk from the gardens to the pier front over a zebra crossing. Bournemouth beach, under the pier, was my mentor back then. There was a gang from my early age to much later teenagers. A 'Bill Hayley' type skiffle group played all day with washboards etc. I learnt how to smoke there at only aged eight. I used to gain my pocket money by collecting used pop bottles in which the tourists could not be bothered to take back. Bournemouth back then was much better than it is today. It was a tourist spot for young lovers and families. Now it is just a place for teenage drunkenness and drug dealers. Within those much younger memories that I hold – when traffic run through Commercial and Old Christchurch road, where bombed out buildings proved to be good playgrounds, where 'health and safety' did not count within our games or outdoor freedom of play., I feel so sad that Bournemouth today is far from what it used to be. Christine Peters PS I remember also many things other posters have said. chrspeters
  • Score: 6

5:57pm Tue 4 Mar 14

camvalley says...

chrspeters wrote:
I have lived in Bournemouth since I was seven years old. My family resided at 12 Terrace Road, right next door to the old Fox Inn. A popular pub for TV and Radio stars appearing at local theatres. I met many including Author Haynes, who just loved to walk his black little dog in Merrick Park. I also saw Freddie Mills many times when he used to visit his old home in my street – in his yellow convertible with his many henchmen. I once saw Johny Kidd laid out completely drunk outside the Fox Inn. Back then, I remember Beales and JJ. Allen as being our playground. Beales for the town's Father Christmas, the amazing toy department with many demonstrations including string puppets, as well as glass blowing and often-times new products on sale where demonstrations were the must. The most fun we had (me and my brother), was with the lifts and especially moreso, was the TV department, where we could sit in allocated chairs and watch the 'Cisco Kid'. We had no TV at home. JJ Allen was just a 'toyshop' for us where we could just look and admire, but not afford. I spent my young childhood at the Bournemouth beach. There was no flyover back then. A policeman in a white coat directed folk from the gardens to the pier front over a zebra crossing. Bournemouth beach, under the pier, was my mentor back then. There was a gang from my early age to much later teenagers. A 'Bill Hayley' type skiffle group played all day with washboards etc. I learnt how to smoke there at only aged eight. I used to gain my pocket money by collecting used pop bottles in which the tourists could not be bothered to take back. Bournemouth back then was much better than it is today. It was a tourist spot for young lovers and families. Now it is just a place for teenage drunkenness and drug dealers. Within those much younger memories that I hold – when traffic run through Commercial and Old Christchurch road, where bombed out buildings proved to be good playgrounds, where 'health and safety' did not count within our games or outdoor freedom of play., I feel so sad that Bournemouth today is far from what it used to be. Christine Peters PS I remember also many things other posters have said.
Lovely post dear lady
[quote][p][bold]chrspeters[/bold] wrote: I have lived in Bournemouth since I was seven years old. My family resided at 12 Terrace Road, right next door to the old Fox Inn. A popular pub for TV and Radio stars appearing at local theatres. I met many including Author Haynes, who just loved to walk his black little dog in Merrick Park. I also saw Freddie Mills many times when he used to visit his old home in my street – in his yellow convertible with his many henchmen. I once saw Johny Kidd laid out completely drunk outside the Fox Inn. Back then, I remember Beales and JJ. Allen as being our playground. Beales for the town's Father Christmas, the amazing toy department with many demonstrations including string puppets, as well as glass blowing and often-times new products on sale where demonstrations were the must. The most fun we had (me and my brother), was with the lifts and especially moreso, was the TV department, where we could sit in allocated chairs and watch the 'Cisco Kid'. We had no TV at home. JJ Allen was just a 'toyshop' for us where we could just look and admire, but not afford. I spent my young childhood at the Bournemouth beach. There was no flyover back then. A policeman in a white coat directed folk from the gardens to the pier front over a zebra crossing. Bournemouth beach, under the pier, was my mentor back then. There was a gang from my early age to much later teenagers. A 'Bill Hayley' type skiffle group played all day with washboards etc. I learnt how to smoke there at only aged eight. I used to gain my pocket money by collecting used pop bottles in which the tourists could not be bothered to take back. Bournemouth back then was much better than it is today. It was a tourist spot for young lovers and families. Now it is just a place for teenage drunkenness and drug dealers. Within those much younger memories that I hold – when traffic run through Commercial and Old Christchurch road, where bombed out buildings proved to be good playgrounds, where 'health and safety' did not count within our games or outdoor freedom of play., I feel so sad that Bournemouth today is far from what it used to be. Christine Peters PS I remember also many things other posters have said.[/p][/quote]Lovely post dear lady camvalley
  • Score: 2

7:14pm Tue 4 Mar 14

pirates1 says...

camvalley wrote:
chrspeters wrote: I have lived in Bournemouth since I was seven years old. My family resided at 12 Terrace Road, right next door to the old Fox Inn. A popular pub for TV and Radio stars appearing at local theatres. I met many including Author Haynes, who just loved to walk his black little dog in Merrick Park. I also saw Freddie Mills many times when he used to visit his old home in my street – in his yellow convertible with his many henchmen. I once saw Johny Kidd laid out completely drunk outside the Fox Inn. Back then, I remember Beales and JJ. Allen as being our playground. Beales for the town's Father Christmas, the amazing toy department with many demonstrations including string puppets, as well as glass blowing and often-times new products on sale where demonstrations were the must. The most fun we had (me and my brother), was with the lifts and especially moreso, was the TV department, where we could sit in allocated chairs and watch the 'Cisco Kid'. We had no TV at home. JJ Allen was just a 'toyshop' for us where we could just look and admire, but not afford. I spent my young childhood at the Bournemouth beach. There was no flyover back then. A policeman in a white coat directed folk from the gardens to the pier front over a zebra crossing. Bournemouth beach, under the pier, was my mentor back then. There was a gang from my early age to much later teenagers. A 'Bill Hayley' type skiffle group played all day with washboards etc. I learnt how to smoke there at only aged eight. I used to gain my pocket money by collecting used pop bottles in which the tourists could not be bothered to take back. Bournemouth back then was much better than it is today. It was a tourist spot for young lovers and families. Now it is just a place for teenage drunkenness and drug dealers. Within those much younger memories that I hold – when traffic run through Commercial and Old Christchurch road, where bombed out buildings proved to be good playgrounds, where 'health and safety' did not count within our games or outdoor freedom of play., I feel so sad that Bournemouth today is far from what it used to be. Christine Peters PS I remember also many things other posters have said.
Lovely post dear lady
I also remember The Fox in Terrace Rd...and also the 'Palace Vaults' on Westover Rd and the ' Cave Bar' at Lansdowne... 'Pebbles' night-club on Poole Hill...
The Royal Blue coach station underneath the old bus station... and the back steps up to the bus station from the gardens with the newspaper stand at the top of the steps.
A trendy mens clothes shop called Gran Moda...
Setchfields record shop in Old Christchurch Rd, and a much smaller record shop in the old Criterion Arcade (the name escapes me, it was opposite a jewellers, I think)...and the record listening booths downstairs in JJ Allens music dept...and queing up at the odd-shaped Winter Gardens ticket booth for those precious little yellow concert tickets to see Rory Gallagher, or King Crimson, or Yes..
Getting 2 buses from Parkstone as a kid with my dear old Dad to go and stand at the Brighton Beach end & watch Boscombe...the days of Roger Jones, Keith East & John Hold..and dear Roy Gater, who was my manager in later years at Christchurch FC..
Summer days at Dean Park watching Barry Richards, Shack, Butch White, Bob Cottam, Roy Marshall...and winning the championship in 1973...
Halcyon days....Bournemouth will never be the same again....
[quote][p][bold]camvalley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chrspeters[/bold] wrote: I have lived in Bournemouth since I was seven years old. My family resided at 12 Terrace Road, right next door to the old Fox Inn. A popular pub for TV and Radio stars appearing at local theatres. I met many including Author Haynes, who just loved to walk his black little dog in Merrick Park. I also saw Freddie Mills many times when he used to visit his old home in my street – in his yellow convertible with his many henchmen. I once saw Johny Kidd laid out completely drunk outside the Fox Inn. Back then, I remember Beales and JJ. Allen as being our playground. Beales for the town's Father Christmas, the amazing toy department with many demonstrations including string puppets, as well as glass blowing and often-times new products on sale where demonstrations were the must. The most fun we had (me and my brother), was with the lifts and especially moreso, was the TV department, where we could sit in allocated chairs and watch the 'Cisco Kid'. We had no TV at home. JJ Allen was just a 'toyshop' for us where we could just look and admire, but not afford. I spent my young childhood at the Bournemouth beach. There was no flyover back then. A policeman in a white coat directed folk from the gardens to the pier front over a zebra crossing. Bournemouth beach, under the pier, was my mentor back then. There was a gang from my early age to much later teenagers. A 'Bill Hayley' type skiffle group played all day with washboards etc. I learnt how to smoke there at only aged eight. I used to gain my pocket money by collecting used pop bottles in which the tourists could not be bothered to take back. Bournemouth back then was much better than it is today. It was a tourist spot for young lovers and families. Now it is just a place for teenage drunkenness and drug dealers. Within those much younger memories that I hold – when traffic run through Commercial and Old Christchurch road, where bombed out buildings proved to be good playgrounds, where 'health and safety' did not count within our games or outdoor freedom of play., I feel so sad that Bournemouth today is far from what it used to be. Christine Peters PS I remember also many things other posters have said.[/p][/quote]Lovely post dear lady[/p][/quote]I also remember The Fox in Terrace Rd...and also the 'Palace Vaults' on Westover Rd and the ' Cave Bar' at Lansdowne... 'Pebbles' night-club on Poole Hill... The Royal Blue coach station underneath the old bus station... and the back steps up to the bus station from the gardens with the newspaper stand at the top of the steps. A trendy mens clothes shop called Gran Moda... Setchfields record shop in Old Christchurch Rd, and a much smaller record shop in the old Criterion Arcade (the name escapes me, it was opposite a jewellers, I think)...and the record listening booths downstairs in JJ Allens music dept...and queing up at the odd-shaped Winter Gardens ticket booth for those precious little yellow concert tickets to see Rory Gallagher, or King Crimson, or Yes.. Getting 2 buses from Parkstone as a kid with my dear old Dad to go and stand at the Brighton Beach end & watch Boscombe...the days of Roger Jones, Keith East & John Hold..and dear Roy Gater, who was my manager in later years at Christchurch FC.. Summer days at Dean Park watching Barry Richards, Shack, Butch White, Bob Cottam, Roy Marshall...and winning the championship in 1973... Halcyon days....Bournemouth will never be the same again.... pirates1
  • Score: 1

7:31pm Tue 4 Mar 14

trishatburnham@hotmail.co.uk says...

Ive lived here all my life 70 years and I can remember many events over the years one of my childhood memories was at the hippodrome Royal Ballrooms went up on the stage with Diana Dors and paddling in the stream in Bournemouth gardens and falling in fully clothed and having to go home on the trolley bus which often used to come off the overhead wires going up Richmond Hill
Ive lived here all my life 70 years and I can remember many events over the years one of my childhood memories was at the hippodrome Royal Ballrooms went up on the stage with Diana Dors and paddling in the stream in Bournemouth gardens and falling in fully clothed and having to go home on the trolley bus which often used to come off the overhead wires going up Richmond Hill trishatburnham@hotmail.co.uk
  • Score: 1

8:04pm Tue 4 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

pirates1 wrote:
camvalley wrote:
chrspeters wrote: I have lived in Bournemouth since I was seven years old. My family resided at 12 Terrace Road, right next door to the old Fox Inn. A popular pub for TV and Radio stars appearing at local theatres. I met many including Author Haynes, who just loved to walk his black little dog in Merrick Park. I also saw Freddie Mills many times when he used to visit his old home in my street – in his yellow convertible with his many henchmen. I once saw Johny Kidd laid out completely drunk outside the Fox Inn. Back then, I remember Beales and JJ. Allen as being our playground. Beales for the town's Father Christmas, the amazing toy department with many demonstrations including string puppets, as well as glass blowing and often-times new products on sale where demonstrations were the must. The most fun we had (me and my brother), was with the lifts and especially moreso, was the TV department, where we could sit in allocated chairs and watch the 'Cisco Kid'. We had no TV at home. JJ Allen was just a 'toyshop' for us where we could just look and admire, but not afford. I spent my young childhood at the Bournemouth beach. There was no flyover back then. A policeman in a white coat directed folk from the gardens to the pier front over a zebra crossing. Bournemouth beach, under the pier, was my mentor back then. There was a gang from my early age to much later teenagers. A 'Bill Hayley' type skiffle group played all day with washboards etc. I learnt how to smoke there at only aged eight. I used to gain my pocket money by collecting used pop bottles in which the tourists could not be bothered to take back. Bournemouth back then was much better than it is today. It was a tourist spot for young lovers and families. Now it is just a place for teenage drunkenness and drug dealers. Within those much younger memories that I hold – when traffic run through Commercial and Old Christchurch road, where bombed out buildings proved to be good playgrounds, where 'health and safety' did not count within our games or outdoor freedom of play., I feel so sad that Bournemouth today is far from what it used to be. Christine Peters PS I remember also many things other posters have said.
Lovely post dear lady
I also remember The Fox in Terrace Rd...and also the 'Palace Vaults' on Westover Rd and the ' Cave Bar' at Lansdowne... 'Pebbles' night-club on Poole Hill...
The Royal Blue coach station underneath the old bus station... and the back steps up to the bus station from the gardens with the newspaper stand at the top of the steps.
A trendy mens clothes shop called Gran Moda...
Setchfields record shop in Old Christchurch Rd, and a much smaller record shop in the old Criterion Arcade (the name escapes me, it was opposite a jewellers, I think)...and the record listening booths downstairs in JJ Allens music dept...and queing up at the odd-shaped Winter Gardens ticket booth for those precious little yellow concert tickets to see Rory Gallagher, or King Crimson, or Yes..
Getting 2 buses from Parkstone as a kid with my dear old Dad to go and stand at the Brighton Beach end & watch Boscombe...the days of Roger Jones, Keith East & John Hold..and dear Roy Gater, who was my manager in later years at Christchurch FC..
Summer days at Dean Park watching Barry Richards, Shack, Butch White, Bob Cottam, Roy Marshall...and winning the championship in 1973...
Halcyon days....Bournemouth will never be the same again....
Just to say good old Roy Gater is often striding down wimborne rd winton.
[quote][p][bold]pirates1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camvalley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chrspeters[/bold] wrote: I have lived in Bournemouth since I was seven years old. My family resided at 12 Terrace Road, right next door to the old Fox Inn. A popular pub for TV and Radio stars appearing at local theatres. I met many including Author Haynes, who just loved to walk his black little dog in Merrick Park. I also saw Freddie Mills many times when he used to visit his old home in my street – in his yellow convertible with his many henchmen. I once saw Johny Kidd laid out completely drunk outside the Fox Inn. Back then, I remember Beales and JJ. Allen as being our playground. Beales for the town's Father Christmas, the amazing toy department with many demonstrations including string puppets, as well as glass blowing and often-times new products on sale where demonstrations were the must. The most fun we had (me and my brother), was with the lifts and especially moreso, was the TV department, where we could sit in allocated chairs and watch the 'Cisco Kid'. We had no TV at home. JJ Allen was just a 'toyshop' for us where we could just look and admire, but not afford. I spent my young childhood at the Bournemouth beach. There was no flyover back then. A policeman in a white coat directed folk from the gardens to the pier front over a zebra crossing. Bournemouth beach, under the pier, was my mentor back then. There was a gang from my early age to much later teenagers. A 'Bill Hayley' type skiffle group played all day with washboards etc. I learnt how to smoke there at only aged eight. I used to gain my pocket money by collecting used pop bottles in which the tourists could not be bothered to take back. Bournemouth back then was much better than it is today. It was a tourist spot for young lovers and families. Now it is just a place for teenage drunkenness and drug dealers. Within those much younger memories that I hold – when traffic run through Commercial and Old Christchurch road, where bombed out buildings proved to be good playgrounds, where 'health and safety' did not count within our games or outdoor freedom of play., I feel so sad that Bournemouth today is far from what it used to be. Christine Peters PS I remember also many things other posters have said.[/p][/quote]Lovely post dear lady[/p][/quote]I also remember The Fox in Terrace Rd...and also the 'Palace Vaults' on Westover Rd and the ' Cave Bar' at Lansdowne... 'Pebbles' night-club on Poole Hill... The Royal Blue coach station underneath the old bus station... and the back steps up to the bus station from the gardens with the newspaper stand at the top of the steps. A trendy mens clothes shop called Gran Moda... Setchfields record shop in Old Christchurch Rd, and a much smaller record shop in the old Criterion Arcade (the name escapes me, it was opposite a jewellers, I think)...and the record listening booths downstairs in JJ Allens music dept...and queing up at the odd-shaped Winter Gardens ticket booth for those precious little yellow concert tickets to see Rory Gallagher, or King Crimson, or Yes.. Getting 2 buses from Parkstone as a kid with my dear old Dad to go and stand at the Brighton Beach end & watch Boscombe...the days of Roger Jones, Keith East & John Hold..and dear Roy Gater, who was my manager in later years at Christchurch FC.. Summer days at Dean Park watching Barry Richards, Shack, Butch White, Bob Cottam, Roy Marshall...and winning the championship in 1973... Halcyon days....Bournemouth will never be the same again....[/p][/quote]Just to say good old Roy Gater is often striding down wimborne rd winton. pete woodley
  • Score: 2

8:58pm Tue 4 Mar 14

davecook says...

Reading this, I reckon I qualify as an honorary Bournemouthian even though I live in Poole!!!!!!! Not only do I remember virtually everything in the article, I have some lovely memories of Hurn Airport in the good old days when Peter Bath used to see us off personally on the Palmair 146, and an interesting arrival back when our flight from Spain in the 146 parked next to Concorde which was staying overnight there. Going back further, it used to be great parking long term for free on the grass next to the runway (yes, there was a fence, but only a small one). We always used to arrive early and have a picnic on the grass before wandering over to the terminal and boarding the Dan Air comet (personally seen off by Peter Bath of course), on the Palmair trips of old. Talking of the old days, I remember being taken to see the engine room on board the Embassy, it was all polished and gleaming, not all oily and dirty like you would imagine! Something else I remember was Ted MacDougal scoring 9 goals in the FA cup against Margate. A tally like that is unforgettable!!!!!!!
Reading this, I reckon I qualify as an honorary Bournemouthian even though I live in Poole!!!!!!! Not only do I remember virtually everything in the article, I have some lovely memories of Hurn Airport in the good old days when Peter Bath used to see us off personally on the Palmair 146, and an interesting arrival back when our flight from Spain in the 146 parked next to Concorde which was staying overnight there. Going back further, it used to be great parking long term for free on the grass next to the runway (yes, there was a fence, but only a small one). We always used to arrive early and have a picnic on the grass before wandering over to the terminal and boarding the Dan Air comet (personally seen off by Peter Bath of course), on the Palmair trips of old. Talking of the old days, I remember being taken to see the engine room on board the Embassy, it was all polished and gleaming, not all oily and dirty like you would imagine! Something else I remember was Ted MacDougal scoring 9 goals in the FA cup against Margate. A tally like that is unforgettable!!!!!!! davecook
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