Bournemouth Local Customs

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    Beach huts

    by iaint Written Apr 15, 2012
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    You’ll find these down on the beach. Strange but true.

    An old British tradition, going back over 100 years when going to the seaside first caught on. As you’ll see from the photos, some are not much more than the shed you keep the garden tools in. Others seem a bit more spacious.

    Yes, you use them to change in when you come to the beach. I suppose they’re also useful to shelter from the wind and rain.

    Seems they are for rent from the municipality, based on signs I saw.

    Also to be picked up from one of the photos, this is where beach huts began in the UK!

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    Stag and Hen Parties

    by johngayton Updated Nov 24, 2010

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    Hens At Westcliff
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    Bournemouth for some reason has become the South Coast's Mecca for stag and hen parties. It's a "Chicken and Egg" thing as to how it became so - one factor must the availability of cheap hotel rooms out-of-season. The town centre has evolved in recent years to offer a lively bar and club scene and as the university and language schools have mushroomed the town centre is definitely a youngster's paradise in the later hours.

    Bit of an old man's paradise as well as the scantily-clad women parade the streets - HA! But that's a digression ;)

    Some of the hotels, bars and restaurants point-blank refuse this sort of custom, whilst others positively welcome it. Personally I reckon that the stag and hen crowds really enliven the city, and not just for the reason given above LOL. Many of the groups put a lot of effort into themeing themselves, adding colour and character to what can be a "bloody boring" town, and for the most part are reasonably well-behaved whilst being out to hedonistically enjoy themselves (and each other).

    The pubs and clubs are well-policed by their licensed doorstaff and the Police themselves maintain a highly-visible street prescence and so despite the drunkeness there's rarely any serious problems.

    The street cleaners do a marvellous job in clearing the night before's debris and so during the day Bournemouth gets back back to being a family-friendly "bloody boring" beach resort.

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    Lifeguards Go Green

    by johngayton Written Jun 18, 2010

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    RNLI Lifeguard Station At Alum Chine

    Bournemouth, and its neighbouring beaches, are extremely well patrolled by the RNLI's lifeguards who provide the service at no charge to the beach users. The RNLI is mostly funded by public donations and provide a full-range of emergency and other coastal services.

    It's also good to see that they now use solar panels to power their communications equipment and other electrical needs.

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    music in the park

    by SORHUS Written Aug 16, 2006

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    yearly the bournemouth filam....orchestra play in the park with fire works and laser show
    some dress up and bring table , chairs candle and a three course meal other do what we did ...bring a blanket and some sanwiches and a box of wine :-)this orchestra is very famouse and have played all over the world

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    Getting Squirted

    by biggeorge Written Mar 31, 2004

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    In the hotter months the mainly student population drive round in the cars daddy bought them for Christmas ,squirting people with water pistols ,which is either funny or annoying depending on whether it's girls or blokes doing the squirting.

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    flowers by candlelight

    by SORHUS Written Aug 16, 2006

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    in the main park of bourmouth the light hundreds of candles 4 evenings in august
    its nice to walk in the park those evening and then hit a pub or two later :-)

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    Spread the love

    by gammo_go_lightly Written May 9, 2004

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    I found a tall guy!

    When in Bournemouth on a night out it is customary to get photos of yourself with as many random people as possible.

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