A TIMELINE OF THE HISTORY OF BOURNEMOUTH

By Tim Lambert

Early Bournemouth

1810

A man named Tregonwell buys land and builds the first house at Bournemouth

1836

Sir George Tapps-Gervis decides to create a seaside resort at Bournemouth

1837-38

Westover Villas is built

1838

The Bath Hotel is built

1840

The stagecoach from Christchurch to London begins to call at Bournemouth

1851

The Church of St Peters is consecrated. Bournemouth has a population of 695.

1856

Bournemouth police force is founded. A body of men are given powers to pave and clean the streets.

1864

Bournemouth gains gas light

1866

Bournemouth gains a piped water supply

1870

The railway reaches Bournemouth

1874

The Winter Gardens are laid out. The Boscombe Chine Hotel is built.

1877

Red House is built

1881

The population of Bournemouth is 16,859

1882

The Theatre Royal is built

1884

The boundaries of Bournemouth are extended to include Westbourne

1885

The Mont Dore Hotel is built

1889

Boscombe Pier is built

1891

Bournemouth has a population of 37,000

1893

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is formed

1895

The first library in Bournemouth opens

Modern Bournemouth

1901

The population of Bournemouth is 59,000. Electric trams begin running in Bournemouth.

1922

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum is founded

1929

The Pavilion is built

1936

Bournemouth suffers a typhoid epidemic

1963

Rothesay Museum opens

1984

Bournemouth International Centre opens

1992

Bournemouth University is founded

1997

Bournemouth is made a unitary authority

2003

Castlepoint Shopping Centre opens. So does a new library.

A history of Bournemouth

A timeline of Poole

A timeline of Christchurch

A timeline of Dorchester

A Timeline of Salisbury

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