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tinkerbe
15-04-09, 10:41
from our local paper
http://m6live.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/4289769.Quest_to_find_Bournemouth_family_with_deep est_roots/

of i only have one relly that ever lived in bournmouth and seem to have moved on by 1911

hope it interested some one

Merry Monty Montgomery
15-04-09, 13:30
lol If they are going to include Holdenhurst village, OH's ancestors were there in the 17thC, but his family only arrived in Bournemouth in about 1940!!

guybrush
15-04-09, 14:51
Well I moved there in 1991 if that helps :)

AnneDee
15-04-09, 15:41
I've lived here since I was 4 (60 years) and my grandparents were in Christchurch before WW2. Didn't see this article so thanks for the link, Tinkerbe :)

Lilly the flower
15-04-09, 18:26
ohhhhh, this looks interesting, I don't live in Bournmouth, never did, butttt my grandmother was a 1st cousin of her husband to a Trokes, I have only ever got back to 1871 with my Trokes as, grandmother married a Walker, and with a name like THAT it has taken all my time to trace THAT family....It might be worth doing a little more research on the Trokes, I do know that I have loads of family,with unually surnames who I have never meet, but still live there and have been there since the early 1800's so it might be worth getting in touch with the guy who is doing the research, he might be able to tell me something lol....many thanks for this thread...I think it is going to be very useful.....Lilly...;)

tinkerbe
15-04-09, 21:07
well i move here in 1994 and i found out today that my only relly that live here only did for a few years so i dont count
glad it help some one

Holdenhurst village, might count merry you never know

Uncle John
15-04-09, 21:27
Do people live there? I thought it was just for holidays.

tinkerbe
15-04-09, 21:33
ha ha
it was a Financial Centre that seem to going dont quite know why
and it is quite lively on a saturday night

Uncle John
15-04-09, 21:44
Oh yes, I forgot Frizzells Insurance.

tinkerbe
15-04-09, 21:51
Frizzells is luv now (liverpool and victoria ) and just still there

the portman building socity used to be here too but nationwide has that now and has now gone

guybrush
15-04-09, 23:51
So who's at the new portman building? I worked in bournemouth for two years opposite the construction work.

Re the original post, I'll ask around for old families - my mum works for a few old ladies in the area.

MarionH
16-04-09, 00:06
When I first lived and worked in Bournemouth the joke was that the pavements were rolled up at 9pm - and Bath Hill was so named because of the number of Bath Chairs due to the extreme amount of old people living there. Then they opened up the Colleges for foreign students and things started to take off - including some night clubs! I lived three doors away from the 81 Club and just about lived there every night. Sadly I don't fit the qualifications but I shall watch for the final article with interest

tinkerbe
16-04-09, 05:22
i dont know what is a the portman building i rarely go into town

AnneDee
16-04-09, 10:04
The Portman building is now the Nationwide area offices since the merger last year.

When I was a child we lived on the cliff top and could just stroll down to the beach. We now tend to go to the beaches away from the town centre as they get so crowded and it's a devil to park :(

tinkerbe
16-04-09, 10:18
thanks for that portman building

i know about beach we have our spots where we park for nought and having a dog now i also know which bits he is allowed on.

guybrush
16-04-09, 13:14
I've spoken to my mum about the old ladies and here are the results

Old Lady 1 - Aged 85, born in Bournemouth but family from Wales and Manchester and she's mad
Old Lady 2 - Aged 82, born in Staffordshire, family from Staffordshire, moved to Bmouth in 1970's
Old Lady 3 - Not sure of age but she's French
Old Lady 4 - Aged 93, born in Bournemouth, family from Bournemouth, but she's dead - oops! I forgot she died

So no luck there :(

tinkerbe
16-04-09, 13:55
i know that guy that is touble with bournemouth most people have moved here

Granny Lynne
16-04-09, 14:51
I've spoken to my mum about the old ladies and here are the results

Old Lady 1 - Aged 85, born in Bournemouth but family from Wales and Manchester and she's mad
Old Lady 2 - Aged 82, born in Staffordshire, family from Staffordshire, moved to Bmouth in 1970's
Old Lady 3 - Not sure of age but she's French
Old Lady 4 - Aged 93, born in Bournemouth, family from Bournemouth, but she's dead - oops! I forgot she died
So no luck there :(

LOL Guy!!

Uncle John
16-04-09, 22:37
That's the thing with Bournemouth, the oldies are so inactive you don't notice when they die.