Life of Bournemouth in 1920 Through Vintage Found Photos

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Bournemouth is a coastal resort town on the south coast of England. With Poole to the west and Christchurch in the east, Bournemouth is part of the South East Dorset conurbation.

The town centre has notable Victorian architecture and the 202-foot (62 m) spire of St Peter’s Church, one of three Grade I listed churches in the borough, is a local landmark. Bournemouth’s location has made it a popular destination for tourists, attracting over five million visitors annually with its beaches and popular nightlife.

The town is also a regional centre of business, home of the Bournemouth International Centre or BIC, and a financial sector that is worth more than £1,000 million in gross value added.
Here is a set of fascinating found photos from Alwyn Ladell that shows life of Bournemouth in 1920.
Somewhere in Bournemouth

Bournemouth. “Looking for worms”

Bournemouth. A view from the first floor verandah of the Ascot Hotel (5 Sea View Terrace, Mae-Mar Hotel), looking north-west, 91 West Hill Road, West Cliff

Bournemouth. A view from the first floor verandah of the Ascot Hotel, looking north-west. This is now part of the Mae-Mar Hotel (incorporating the Ascot, Edgbaston and Queenswood Hotels), looking north, West Cliff

Bournemouth. A view from the second floor verandah of the Ascot Hotel, looking north-west. This is now part of the Mae-Mar Hotel (incorporating the Ascot, Edgbaston and Queenswood Hotels), looking south, West Cliff

Bournemouth. Alum Chine and Alumhurst Road, Westbourne

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