The beginning – 1809 Bournemouth’s pubs industry started in 1809 with the Tapps Arms being opened with what is believed to be Bournemouth’s founder. Sir George Ivison Tapps, constructed the way from Christchurch to Poole. The Inn was then bought by another resident of Bournemouth called Capt. Tregonwell, he changed the name of the Inn […]
Timeline 1888– Dorset County Council Formed under the Local Government Act. This governed the administrative county of Dorset which was based on historic county borders. 1974 – Dorset becomes a two-tier non-metropolitan county after a reorganisation of local government. The county border was extended eastwards to incorporate the former Hampshire towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch. […]
1886: Arthur Wharton Wharton is regarded as the first black professional football player. He made his professional debut for Preston North end in 1886, proving popular with the fans, however was nicknamed ‘Darkie’ by the media. 1938: Dixie Dean Everton legend Dixie Dean, a dark skinned player, recalled how he was subject to racist comments […]
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Bournemouth has continued to thrive since Lewis Tregonwell, the founder of modern Bournemouth, came to town in 1810. During the first few years of the 1800’s, only an inn stood in the heart of Bournemouth’s town centre; which is very different to the energetic square we know today. By 1838 Bournemouth attained it’s first church, previously, people […]