Bournemouth From Terrace Mount
Medium: Photographic print
"Concerning the origin and rise of Bournemouth, it may be said that fifty years ago it was a barren heath...Two or three mud hovels were all that graced the now magnificent valley, at present everywhere studded with villas. But it had a name more than two centuries earlier, for we find it mentioned in the map of Dorset, in Camden's 'Britain,' dated 1610, as 'Bournemouth.' The scene is now changed, and for some years Bournemouth has been gaining a firm hold on public opinion, and latterly it has been rapidly advancing until it is now everywhere, and in all classes of society, spoken of as a place possessing all the attractions of a favourite summer resort, where the busy and over-worked man of business may find a change of scenery, breathe the purest air, and enjoy the ocean breezes, and where also the invalid can pass the winter in a climate almost as mild as that of Madeira."
Text from 'A Descriptive Guide to Bournemouth'