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Mary Remnant’s father Eustace and Highcliffe Castle

Medieval music expert Dr Mary Remnant died last week at the age of 85. Editor of The Tablet Brendan Walsh writes in this week’s issue: “Her mother was a music teacher and her father was an art historian and architect … Continue reading

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Can I enjoy the coast path now?

Do the modified restrictions coming into force on Wednesday allow us to enjoy the Bournemouth coast path? It appears that we can. You can travel to outdoor open space irrespective of distance but you should not go with someone from … Continue reading

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Churchill as PM: 80th anniversary of Highcliff Hotel meeting

Two days after marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday there is the 80th anniversary of Winston Churchill becoming Prime Minister on Sunday. “Next to Downing Street itself, the busiest political centre in the world in those days … Continue reading

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Lesser Known Bournemouth book

A new addition to the many books on Bournemouth is Lesser Known Bournemouth by Steve Roberts who has already written widely about the area. This could be described as a handbook on the town as it brings together the history … Continue reading

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Bournemouth & The England Coast Path

Stephen Neale is ahead with his book The England Coast Path although its publication during the Coronavirus shut down may be unfortunate. It may also be a little early anyway since the line of path here in Poole and Christchurch … Continue reading

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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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