Rascals, beware! Wooden stocks make comeback in Kinson

Bournemouth Echo: LOCKED STOCK: Deputy mayor, Cllr Dr Rodney Cooper, centre, in the stocks alongside Cllrs Dennis Gritt, left and Amedeo Angiolini, with Rod Haskell, far left and local business representatives LOCKED STOCK: Deputy mayor, Cllr Dr Rodney Cooper, centre, in the stocks alongside Cllrs Dennis Gritt, left and Amedeo Angiolini, with Rod Haskell, far left and local business representatives

ANY rogues in Kinson will need to be careful in future after the area’s stocks were reinstated.

The stocks on the village green are, of course, just for show and their return was marked by a ceremony yesterday, presided over by deputy mayor of Bournemouth, Cllr Dr Rodney Cooper.

It is all part of the area’s drive to reinvigorate itself and its heritage, with Kinson’s links to smuggling and notorious smuggler Sir Isaac Gulliver, and promote itself as a place to visit to learn about the past.

Kinson predates Bournemouth itself by centuries and community leaders are keen to make more of its history.

Kinson Business Forum chairman Ramesh Lal said that the stocks were part of the rejuvenation of Kinson Village.

“With Tesco and the Hub it’s a new skyline. We have brightened up the street with hanging baskets and we have the memorial garden also.

“We get a fresh start. This brings a lot of history and heritage together and the community together,” he added.

Former councillor and historian Rod Haskell spoke about Kinson’s past, praising those who had fought for the village green over the generations, and added: “We had a time when things were very low in Kinson and we nearly lost our village green.

“This is a symbol and across the road (Tesco) is our future. We’re getting there and the future is going to be great.”

Cutting the ribbon, Cllr Cooper said: “It’s an honour to be here and an honour to be opening this.”

The project has seen Kinson Business Forum, Bournemouth Borough Council and GR Westbuild working together.

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7:16am Fri 4 Jul 14

Lord Spring says...

“This is a symbol and across the road (Tesco) is our future.

He must have a cracked crystal ball.
“This is a symbol and across the road (Tesco) is our future. He must have a cracked crystal ball. Lord Spring
  • Score: 1

7:17am Fri 4 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

Just need the Birch to go with it now.

Let's see how long it is before the little darlings chop it up for firewood.
Just need the Birch to go with it now. Let's see how long it is before the little darlings chop it up for firewood. BIGTONE
  • Score: 6

7:54am Fri 4 Jul 14

djd says...

Only one set of stocks. That'll cause a queue.
Only one set of stocks. That'll cause a queue. djd
  • Score: 4

8:05am Fri 4 Jul 14

Hessenford says...

Perhaps the Martyn Underhill might like to be the first to try it out.
Perhaps the Martyn Underhill might like to be the first to try it out. Hessenford
  • Score: 7

8:08am Fri 4 Jul 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

I expect members of the Sherwood family will be the main occupants.
I expect members of the Sherwood family will be the main occupants. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 8

8:14am Fri 4 Jul 14

Crank says...

But what about the closed church, central to Gulliver's smuggling empire?
But what about the closed church, central to Gulliver's smuggling empire? Crank
  • Score: 8

9:24am Fri 4 Jul 14

Echo & the Funnymen says...

Interesting to see the present day villagers with there feet hanging out.

Pikeys in Nikes!!
Interesting to see the present day villagers with there feet hanging out. Pikeys in Nikes!! Echo & the Funnymen
  • Score: 3

10:50am Fri 4 Jul 14

Bob Bournemouth says...

Crank wrote:
But what about the closed church, central to Gulliver's smuggling empire?
The church is open for services during the summer but unfortunately still needs a lot of money to repair it before it can be used during the colder weather.
[quote][p][bold]Crank[/bold] wrote: But what about the closed church, central to Gulliver's smuggling empire?[/p][/quote]The church is open for services during the summer but unfortunately still needs a lot of money to repair it before it can be used during the colder weather. Bob Bournemouth
  • Score: 3

11:50am Fri 4 Jul 14

keith milton says...

i can remember the original stocks on the green,

got stuck in them many times as a kid growing up in kinson.
i can remember the original stocks on the green, got stuck in them many times as a kid growing up in kinson. keith milton
  • Score: 4

2:21pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Alantrom says...

Shame they are just for show! Bring them into use so that we can all see who causes the trouble and then open a greengrocers so that we can buy our rotten tomatoes etc..
Shame they are just for show! Bring them into use so that we can all see who causes the trouble and then open a greengrocers so that we can buy our rotten tomatoes etc.. Alantrom
  • Score: 4

3:42am Sat 5 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

Load of posers
Load of posers pete woodley
  • Score: -2

4:44pm Sat 5 Jul 14

G from Kinson says...

Well done Ramesh!
You are a breath of fresh air in the village!
How about some publicity for the 2 Local Nature Reserves at Kinson Common and Millhams Mead?
Well done Ramesh! You are a breath of fresh air in the village! How about some publicity for the 2 Local Nature Reserves at Kinson Common and Millhams Mead? G from Kinson
  • Score: 0

11:07am Sun 6 Jul 14

kinsonjim says...

KinsonKinson was a community never did have a village green. That area was the Police animal Pound, where they held any strayed animals untill the owners paid a small fine and took them away. Also it was the site of the old Kinson School. How long before the 'yobbos' vandlise and destroy them as they have done many times over the years. Kinson was a vibrant community before Bournemouth was ever thought of.
KinsonKinson was a community never did have a village green. That area was the Police animal Pound, where they held any strayed animals untill the owners paid a small fine and took them away. Also it was the site of the old Kinson School. How long before the 'yobbos' vandlise and destroy them as they have done many times over the years. Kinson was a vibrant community before Bournemouth was ever thought of. kinsonjim
  • Score: 1

11:27am Sun 6 Jul 14

kinsonjim says...

Put them in the wrong place, should've put them outside 1661.
Put them in the wrong place, should've put them outside 1661. kinsonjim
  • Score: -1
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