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ISBN: 9781906887322
AUTHOR: Roger Holman
Spirit of Bournemouth & Poole
Spirit of Bournemouth & Poole
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Only 180 years ago Bournemouth was just a small fishing village centred around a cleft in the shoreline from where the little River Bourne ran into the sea. From small beginnings as a resort, the arrival of the railway in 1870 gave a huge boost to the number of visitors and economic growth of the town.

The mild climate and the softness of the air filtering through the proliferation of pine trees that had been planted, made it an attractive destination for holidaymakers from throughout the country. It is now estimated that over 2 million people visit Bournemouth annually.

Neighbouring Poole lies beside the second largest natural harbour in the world. Poole harbour has been inhabited for over 2000 years. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Poole became very prosperous due to its maritime trade but it had to wait until the 1960s for it to regain its real prosperity. The harbour, being so vast, shallow and weather protected, has become a favourite with sailors and wind surfers.

With this history and their superb natural setting, Bournemouth and Poole offer an array of enticing views, so fondly remembered by visitors, so proudly enjoyed by residents.

Through a superb collection of 60 evocative images acclaimed Dorset photographer Roger Holman truly captures the spirit of Bournemouth and Poole.

Roger Holman was born in 1932 near Wimborne, not far from where he lives today, and educated at the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. On leaving he joined the family firm, which he continued to run – apart from time spent in the RAF on National Service – until he handed it over to two of his sons. He discovered photography in his teens and has been photographing aspects of his home county ever since.

He is the author of Images of the Dorset Coast, Images of Dorset Country, Dorset the Glorious County, A Spirit ofWeymouth and Portland and co-author of Dorset’s Most Beautiful Buildings.

Imprint: PiXZ Books. ISBN 978 1 906887 32 2, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published March 2010.

Dorset Coast from the AirDorset Coast from the Air - £14.99
The photographs in this book capture this perfectly: revealing the Dorset landscape as few of us have seen it before. Here top aerial photographer Jason Hawkes takes us on an aerial journey from the westernmost point where Dorset meets Devon, from Lyme Regis, pastWeymouth to the Isle of Purbeck, and across the broad sweep of Poole Bay to Bournemouth and Christchurch.
Romantic DorsetRomantic Dorset - £14.99
Outside of the urban conurbation of Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch, Dorset is mostly rural and, with no motorway running through the county, remains largely unspoilt. In this stunning book with more than 140 evocative colour photographs, Mark Bauer has captured Dorset at its most romantic.
Dorset The Glorious CountyDorset The Glorious County - £14.99
Renowned photographer Roger Holman has been capturing images of his native Dorset for over fifty years. In this sumptuous new book he journeys throughout this renowned landscape, from its unique coast – much of which is now a World Heritage Site – to the heathlands so memorably evoked by Thomas Hardy, the great Vales of Blackmoor and Marshwood and the timeless pastoral valleys of the Stour and the Frome.
Bournemouth in the Good Old DaysBournemouth in the Good Old Days - £19.99
Born in Bournemouth, as was his father a century ago, Dorset historian Rodney Legg is ideally placed to return to his roots to present memories of the town. Focussing on the Bournemouth’s Edwardian heyday that faded away with the Great War, they carry on through the devastation of Second World War bombing to the era of postwar austerity and change.
The Spirit of the Dorset CoastThe Spirit of the Dorset Coast - £4.99
In this exceptional collection of over 60 colour pictures renowned photographer Roger Holman explores this wonderful coastline, its hinterland and landmarks, to present a rounded portrait of a national treasure.
A Boot Up Dorset's Jurassic CoastA Boot Up Dorset's Jurassic Coast - £4.99
Rodney Legg provides all the answers in ten walks, packed with colour photographs, along Dorset’s uniqueWorld-Heritage Jurassic Coast. In hardback, small enough to slip into the pocket, colourful enough to keep as a souvenir, the Boot Up Guide will be the indispensable bench-mark for the twenty-first century.
Dorset Address BookDorset Address Book - £12.99
Chasing the light across the Dorset landscape can be very rewarding, but it also poses a considerable challenge. Patience to simply sit and wait for the ideal moment is essential – and that is what master photographer Roger Holman demonstrates again and again in the collection of superb images reproduced in this magnificent address book.
Bournemouth Then Meets NowBournemouth Then Meets Now - £14.99
Old views are contrasted with the same spot as it looks today.There are also complementary extracts and old maps plus cameo illustrations of incidental features from the settings both then and now. All presented by the doyen of local historians, Rodney Legg.
Spirit of WeymouthSpirit of Weymouth - £4.99
Acclaimed Dorset photographer Roger Holman has caught the colour, humour, stateliness and quirkiness of the town and its hinterland to present a collection of 60 evocative images that truly capture the spirit ofWeymouth and Portland.
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