Cornish flag marks Tregonwell’s birthday

Bournemouth Pier Approach was deserted this morning but it was good to see the Cornish flag flying outside the Bournemouth International Centre.

Today is the birthday of Bournemouth founder Lewis Tregonwell who 200 years ago this year decided to buy a plot of land for  a house. The flag was raised at 9.30am this morning by the Bournemouth Cornish Association as a reminder that the town’s founder was Cornish.

The modern conference centre may seem an odd place to fly the flag but it is opposite the Royal Exeter Hotel which incorporates Tregonwell’s house. Maybe next year it should fly from one of the masts on the hotel tower.

About Leigh Hatts

Leigh Hatts is an experienced walker and has known the local coastline since childhood. He is the author of many successful walking guides.
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2 Responses to Cornish flag marks Tregonwell’s birthday

  1. F J HANCOCK says:

    Maybe whoever made the above comment didn’t look at the Royal Exeter Hotel. Had they done so, they would have seen the flag there also.

  2. Aura says:

    Did Mr Tregonwell come from Exeter? if he did, then shouldn’t the flag be green and white?

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