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Bourne Bridge

By GordonLack
This image is of the bridge which leads into the memorial gardens and the well head and is one of the first picturesque scenes to be seen when entering the Market Town of Bourne along South Street.
The Market Town of Bourne like many other places in the UK is steeped in History with many well known English figure heads being associated with the town since being settled by the Romans circa 47 to the present day. Hereward the Wake led the Saxon uprising against the Normans in 1066 and was reputedly killed in Bourne Woods. Robert Manning(C 1264-1340) founder of the modern English Language which developed as we know it today. William Cecil (1520-1598) was born in the town centre and became the first Lord Burghley after serving Queen Elizabeth I for 40 years. Charles Worth (1825-1895) the world renowned fashion designer, born in Wake House. Raymond Mays (1899- 1980) known as Mr Motor Racing who opened workshops and went on to develope BRM the first all British model racing car to win the world championship in 1962.

Although steeped in History the town is unfortunately often missed on the tourist trail.

The above image was recently published as the front cover of "Discovering Bourne" a new local magazine for Bourne Town

Tags: Photo journalism Street River Town Bridge Trees History Bourne

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rontear Plus
16 19 8 England
13 Sep 2011 8:07AM
Good POV Gordon and a lot of historical fact to add to this image. Congratulations on the front cover, worthy.

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EAS 10 1 13 Scotland
13 Sep 2011 12:33PM
Love the comp. What a lovely place it looks to be.


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