Postponed until later in the year! 100 years of Bournemouth news 1920 – 2020 … a talk at BNSS

Sadly this talk has been postponed due to coronavirus … it will hopefully be rescheduled for later in the year. A talk by Hattie Miles at Bournemouth Natural Science Society to mark 100 years since their remarkable collection moved into their Christchurch Road premises. 

Hattie’s talk aims to take us through 100 years of enormous social and technological change and will highlight some of the news stories that have marked each decade. 

Tuesday 17th March starting at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) This is a free talk but donations to BNSS are welcome Postponed

This talk is at Bournemouth Natural Science Society, 39 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3NS on Tuesday  17th March … starts 7.30pm

From news stories written on desktop typewriters to reporters sending their stories and pictures via their mobile phones … and, of course 24/7 news at our fingertips … it’s been a hundred years of change.

Hattie Miles was the first woman photographer on the Bournemouth Daily Echo. She worked there for 24 years, but for the past eight years has been a busy freelance. Her knowledge and experience of Bournemouth is quite unique having, not only grown to love the town in the thirty-five years she has lived here, but also knowing through her work, many of the back-stories to events and incidents in the area.  

The Bournemouth Natural Science Society is a museum with a remarkable collection embracing natural history, geology, Egyptology, astronomy and more. It was founded in 1903. Originally housed at the Municipal College at the Lansdown (now Bournemouth and Poole College), it moved into its 39 Christchurch Road premises in February 1920. The museum is open every Tuesday from 10am and 4pm and on Saturdays when advertised.

NB: there are bus stops nearby on Christchurch Road and plenty of on-street parking a short walk away. BNSS has a small on site car park too.