W A Hoodless kindly lists Bournemouth’s Who Was Who in the bibliography of his new book.
The author of Bournemouth Curiosities (The History Press £12.99) has chapters on odd topics. On the page looking at the theatre in Boscombe Manor, or Shelley Park, there is mention of the Norwegian sailor carried into the house on Boxing Day night 1852.
He came from a ship William Glen Anderson driven shore in a Christmas storm. I did not know that the ship had broken away from its mooring in Studland Bay. The incident has always been a bit of a mystery since the sailor had disappeared when Sir Percy Shelley woke up the next morning.