More from the British Newspaper Archive

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bournemouth guardian newspaper title piece masthead
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The British Newspaper Archive has digitised copies of The Bournemouth Guardian newspaper from September 1883 to December 1921.

1883, population of Freemantle mentioned in this letter:

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A description of a walk through the local area, from 1885:

newspaper article 1885 describing a walk through Freemantle
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Written in 1919, but talking about Pokesdown in 1855, and William Bolton, “the pioneer… of civilisation in the old village”:

Bournemouth Guardian article Pokesdown 1855 1919
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An article about the opening of the new Freemantle Baptist Mission Chapel, 1889:

article about opening of Freemantle Chapel part 1
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article about opening of Freemantle Chapel part 2
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What I like about this next snippet from an 1899 council meeting, is that it mentions Dr Dickie, whose house ‘Windermere’ is shown on the 1898 map of Pokesdown on history page 2, and Mr Bolton, who is like the founding father of urban Pokesdown, discussing advertising hoardings on the main road, as can be seen in the otherwise picturesque photo of Pokesdown Hill on history page 1:

Bournemouth Guardian article complaint about hoardings 1899
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New refreshment kiosk on “Pokesdown Beach”, 1907, which helps dates photos of this era – if the kiosk is in the photo, it’s 1907 onwards! This is in the Bournemouth Guardian:

Bournemouth Guardian article about Pokesdown beach kiosk
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The Southern Baptist Association meet at Rosebery Park Baptist Church, April 1921, and have a discussion that wouldn’t sound out of place one hundred years later!

Bournemouth Guardian 1921 article on Southern Baptist Association meeting
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Bournemouth Guardian 1921 article on Southern Baptist Association meeting, part 2
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christchurch times newspaper title piece masthead
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The British Newspaper Archive has digitised copies of The Christchurch Times newspaper from January 1858 to November 1912. You can read more about the history of The Christchurch Times here.

A newspaper clip about the farewell service at the Freemantle Baptist Mission Chapel for Rev. F.G. Wells, 1891:

article about Freemantle Baptist Chapel minister leaving 1891
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bournemouth daily echo newspaper title piece masthead
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The British Newspaper Archive has digitised copies of The Bournemouth Daily Echo newspaper from 1900 to 1910. It was established in 1900 with its first issue published on 20th August 1900. You can read more about the history of the Bournemouth Daily Echo here.

A discussion about the names of roads, including those on the Rosebery Park Estate, from an article entitled ‘Go-Ahead Bournemouth: Beautiful Beyond Any Seaside Place’ –

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Here is an advert for the service times at the Rosebery Park Baptist Chapel on the corner of Morley and Harcourt Roads:

Rosebery Park Baptist Chapel Pokesdown service times 1901 newspaper ad
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title piece or masthead of the newspaper The Bournemouth Graphic
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The British Newspaper Archive has digitised copies of The Bournemouth Graphic newspaper from 1902 to 1933, and also from 1926 to 1937 under the title, The Bournemouth & Southampton Graphic.

The sad notice of the funeral of Mrs Eleanor Perkins, January 1915, wife of Rev. Perkins, the Pastor of Rosebery Park Baptist Church:

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An example of one of several notifications of the amount of money donated by Rosebery Park Baptist Church to the Wounded Soldiers and Sailors Fund, during the First World War:

announcement in Bournemouth Graphic 1916
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The copy and paste citation for this page: The History of Rosebery Park Baptist Church and Pokesdown – More from the British Newspaper Archive. Author: Michelle Fogg. Date: June 2021.
Url: https://roseberypark.org/history/more-from-the-british-newspaper-archive/

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