With BCP Council still considering the future of Westover Road in the heart of Bournemouth - described as "the last road for retail" - we are taking a nostalgic look back in photos at how the street has changed over the years. 

 

Bournemouth Echo: Westover Road Westover Road

Westover Road pictured here in 1879 from St Peter's Church. Even in the early years the road was one of the thoroughfares in the town.

As the town began to grow, the roads and mansions were demolished to make way for hotels, garages, an ice rink and cinemas.

 Bournemouth Echo: Post card of the Palace Court HotelPost card of the Palace Court Hotel

 

Through the years there has been a turn towards retail,  pubs, and restaurants.  

Bournemouth Echo: Westover RoadWestover Road

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