Streets of Bournemouth

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Our streets are a living museum of Bournemouth’s past, captured by individual reminiscences, maps, publications, photographs, paintings, poetry, local historians and council reports. “Streets of Bournemouth” brings these together as a ‘virtual museum’ and allows you to add to the story.

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A collection of 170 photographs of Victorian Bournemouth taken by Robert and William Day.


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