By Tim Lambert
A man named Tregonwell buys land and builds the first house at Bournemouth
Sir George Tapps-Gervis decides to create a seaside resort at Bournemouth
Westover Villas is built
The Bath Hotel is built
The stagecoach from Christchurch to London begins to call at Bournemouth
The Church of St Peters is consecrated. Bournemouth has a population of 695.
The bournemouth police force is founded. A body of men is given powers to pave and clean the streets.
Bournemouth gains gas light
Bournemouth gains a piped water supply
The railway reaches Bournemouth
The Winter Gardens are laid out. The Boscombe Chine Hotel is built.
Red House is built
The population of Bournemouth is 16,859
The Theatre Royal is built
The boundaries of Bournemouth are extended to include Westbourne
The Mont Dore Hotel is built
Boscombe Pier is built
Bournemouth has a population of 37,000
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is formed
The first library in Bournemouth opens
The population of Bournemouth is 59,000. Electric trams begin running in Bournemouth.
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum is founded
The Pavilion is built
Bournemouth suffers a typhoid epidemic
Rothesay Museum opens
Bournemouth International Centre opens
Bournemouth University is founded
Bournemouth is made a unitary authority
Castlepoint Shopping Centre opens. So does a new library.