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Taddiford Gap erosion raised by Desmond Swayne MP

If you can reach the coast path without using public transport you can still enjoy a walk during this difficult time caused by the virus. It may that, for a very long time, the path will be important as a … Continue reading

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Aubrey Beardsley at Boscombe

The Aubrey Beardsley exhibition at Tate Britain includes work by the draughtsman and distinctive illustrator who, suffering from tuberculosis, spent crucial months from August 1896 to the end of January 1897 by the seaside. Young Aubrey Beardsley came to Boscombe … Continue reading

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Shelley Legacies launch

A hundred and thirty-five people gathered at Shelley Park in Boscombe on Saturday for the launch of a Shelley research project. Shelley Legacies, headed by Dr David Coates of the University of Warwick, seeks to understand the connection between Sir … Continue reading

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Shelley Legacies Heritage Day at Shelley Park

The University of Warwick is staging a Shelley heritage day at Shelley Park and inviting participation. The Boscombe clifftop and Honeycombe Chine were part of the Boscombe Manor estate. Poet PB Shelley’s daughter-in-law had her summerhouse by the chine and … Continue reading

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Alan Cobham’s legacy goes to US

The news at the start of this Christmas holiday is that the government is allowing Cobham to being taken over by a US firm Advent International. Lady Cobham is opposed to this with the family claiming that the announcement was … Continue reading

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No cliff lift!

The Bournemouth Civic Society’s latest newsletter reports that the East Cliff’s cliff lift will not be restored and reopened. “It is virtually impossible for the former East Cliff Lift to be reinstated…” says the newsletter. The decision is described as … Continue reading

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Hengistbury Head carols at St Nicholas’s

The Hengistbury Head Nautical Carol Service will be at St Nicholas Church on Monday 16 December at 7pm. At this gathering of coastal lovers expect a nautical version of the Twelve Days of Christmas devised by some of the Watchkeepers … Continue reading

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Sir Percy Shellley’s 200th birthday

Sir Percy Shelley, son of the poet Percy and writer Mary, was born 200 years ago today. His second name is Florence because Mary Shelley gave birth to her son in Florence. Exactly thirty years later ‘young Percy’ bought the … Continue reading

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Lib Dem ‘Brexit conference’ on coast path

This weekend the Brexit crisis focus is moving from Westminster and Brussels to the Bournemouth International Centre beside the coast path. The Liberal Democrat party conference is at Bournemouth’s BIC from Saturday 14 September to the following Tuesday. Brexit is … Continue reading

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Richard Watkin’s Dorset coast views

An Artist’s View of Jurassic Dorset is a charming book looking at the Dorset coast from Lyme Regis to Sandbanks Ferry. Each of the thirty poster style paintings by Richard Watkin is accompanied by a description of the scene and … Continue reading

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