A TIMELINE OF THE HISTORY OF BOURNEMOUTH
By Tim Lambert
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
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.
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