Branksome is a suburb of Poole in Dorset, England. The area consists of residential properties and a number of commercial and industrial areas, it borders Parkstone, another small Poole suburb, to the west and north, Branksome Park to the south and Westbourne to the east. Until the early part of the 20th century Branksome had its own council, the Branksome Urban District Council; this council's former headquarters was made into an Elderly Persons' dwelling in 1987 and called Bob Hann House after Robert George Hann, Mayor of Poole 1968/69, Chairman of the Poole Borough Housing Committee from 1973 until his death in 1986. Until the late 19th century the area was unbuilt heath and woodlands. With the development and growth of nearby Bournemouth and Poole the area became popular as a place to live because the area was undeveloped but yet was within commuting distance between Poole and Bournemouth. With the development of the railways, Branksome continued to grow, served by the new Victorian line between Wimborne and Bournemouth.
Branksome railway station which still serves the area today helped encourage a massive growth in the early 20th century. Most of the houses in Branksome today are from the Edwardian period and before the Second World War except for a 1970s development off of Winston Avenue known as the Farnham Estate and a small amount of in-filling; the area became an official suburb of Poole in the 1960s and by the 1980s all open areas of Branksome were built upon. The area however still has some heathland towards the Wallisdown and Canford Heath areas, as well as a large and popular park known as the Branksome Recreation Ground, home to Parkstone Cricket Club. Branksome merges with the area known as an area of more expensive properties. There are three main areas of commercial development within the Branksome Parish; the main area, Poole Retail Park is situated along the main Poole to Bournemouth A35. It is commercial and shopping area; these include: John Lewis Home Store Homebase Home Sense Carpet Right Laura Ashley Home Bargains Next Home Oak Furnitureland Boots Mothercare Pets at Home DW Fitness ClubThe John Lewis store named John Lewis at Home opened in Branksome on 22 October 2009.
The £6 million development is one-third of the size of a normal John Lewis department store and is the first of a new experimental format for the retailer focusing on homeware. Accessed from Alder Road but part of the Poole Retail Park area is the Tangerine Confectionery factory which manufactures sweets; the second area is situated on the old Gas Works site near to Yarmouth Road and Bourne Valley Road, known as Branksome Business Park it contains a number of industrial units. The Third area is situated to the northern end of the parish and is known as the Sharp Road Industrial Estate. Just outside the parish and to the west lies another substantial industrial area which includes a post office sorting office and other commercial developments On Alder Road with the junction of Sharp Road is a McDonald's Restaurant Branksome has three main supermarkets, Tesco Sainsburys and Lidl's. Both the Tesco and Sainsbury stores have petrol filling stations attached. Sainsburys includes clothes and a cafe.
Along the A35 are a number of small independent retailers and fast food outlets and one of the 18 Bowlplex "bowling alley/total entertainment centres" in the UK. Eden Vauxhall is located on the A35, near to Bowlplex; the major Insurer Liverpool Victoria is situated towards the east of the boundary in a large building contained within the County Gates Roundabout. Along Alder Road are a number of small independent shops known locally as "Alder Parade" Branksome is well served by frequent trains, calling at Branksome railway station on the South Western Main Line between Weymouth and London Waterloo; however the closure of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway cut the direct line linking to Bath. The National Express coach departure point and the start of the Wessex Way road leading north out of the conurbation of Poole and Bournemouth towards Ringwood and the motorway network starting with the M27 near to Southampton. Branksome has excellent bus links to Bournemouth and Christchuch with buses from two main providers providing regular services.
Branksome is home to Bishop Aldhelm C. E/V. A Primary School Branksome contains a number of places of worship within the Parish Boundary St Aldhelm's C of E Church Gateway Church Parkstone Baptist Church Dorset Islamic Cultural Association The Heatherview Medical Centre is located near to the Sainsbury supermarket off Alder Road. Sharp, Jones and Co - Pipe Manufacturers Bournemouth Gas Works Railway Viaducts Electricity Sub Station Old clay work ponds Lord Ventry – Airship Pioneer. Owned a large house and land in between Poole Road and Lindsey Road. Branksome Library Branksome Recreation Ground Branksome Parish Boundary Bishop Aldhelm Primary School Schools In Poole
Marks & Spencer
Marks & Spencer Group plc is a major British multinational retailer headquartered in Westminster, London that specialises in selling clothing, home products and luxury food products. It is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. M&S was founded in 1884 by Thomas Spencer in Leeds; the company began to sell branded goods like Kellogg's Corn Flakes in November 2008. M&S has 979 stores across the U. K. including 615 that only sell food products. In 1998, the company became the first British retailer to make a pre-tax profit of over £1 billion, although subsequently it went into a sudden slump, which took the company and its stakeholders by surprise. In November 2009, it was announced that Marc Bolland of Morrisons, would take over as chief executive from executive chairman Stuart Rose in early 2010. In recent years, its clothing sales have fallen whilst food sales have increased after axing the St. Michael brand name for their own brand. On 22 May 2018, it was confirmed. Whether more stores will close is yet to be confirmed.
The company was founded by a partnership between Michael Marks, a Polish Jew from Słonim, Thomas Spencer, a cashier from the English market town of Skipton in North Yorkshire. On his arrival in England, Marks worked for a company in Leeds, called Barran, which employed refugees. In 1884 he met Isaac Jowitt Dewhirst while looking for work. Dewhirst lent Marks £ 5. Dewhirst taught him a little English. Dewhirst's cashier was Tom Spencer, a bookkeeper, whose second wife, helped improve Marks' English. In 1894, when Marks acquired a permanent stall in Leeds' covered market, he invited Spencer to become his partner. In 1901 Marks moved to the Birkenhead open market; the pair were allocated stall numbers 11 & 12 in the centre aisle in 1903, there they opened the famous Penny Bazaar. The company left Birkenhead Market on 24 February 1923; the next few years saw Michael Marks and Tom Spencer open market stalls in many locations around the North West of England and move the original Leeds Penny Bazaar to 20, Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester.
Marks and Spencer, known colloquially as "Marks and Sparks", or "M&S", made its reputation in the early 20th century with a policy of only selling British-made goods It entered into long-term relationships with British manufacturers, sold clothes and food under the "St Michael" brand, introduced in 1928. The brand honours Michael Marks, it accepted the return of unwanted items, giving a full cash refund if the receipt was shown, no matter how long ago the product was purchased, unusual for the time. M&S staff raised £5,000 to pay for a Supermarine Spitfire fighter aircraft called The Marksman in 1941. By 1950 all goods were sold under the "St Michael" label. M&S lingerie, women's clothes and girls' school uniform were branded under the "St Margaret" label until the whole range of general merchandise became "St Michael". Simon Marks, son of Michael Marks, died after fifty-six years' service. Israel Sieff, the son-in-law of Michael Marks, took over as chairman and in 1968, John Salisse became the company Director.
A cautious international expansion began with the introduction of Asian food in 1974. M&S opened stores in continental Europe in Ireland four years later; the company put its main emphasis including a 1957 stocking size measuring system. For most of its history, it had a reputation for offering fair value for money; when this reputation began to waver, it encountered serious difficulties. Arguably, M&S has been an iconic retailer of'British Quality Goods'; the uncompromising attitude towards customer relations was summarised by the 1953 slogan: "The customer is always and right!"Energy efficiency was improved by the addition of thermostatically controlled refrigerators in 1963. M&S began selling Christmas cakes and Christmas puddings in 1958. In an effort to improve the quality of their Swiss rolls, they hired the food expert Nat Goldberg, who made a major improvement across their entire cake range, which had lost the public's favour a few years earlier; as a measure to improve food quality, food labelling was improved and "sell by dates" were phased in between 1970 and 1972.
Smoking was banned from all M&S shops in 1959. In 1972, Marcus Sieff became chairman, remaining in place until 1984, emphasising the importance of good staff relations to the tradition of the store, while extending staff benefits to areas such as restaurants and chiropody. M&S opened its first Asian store in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1960; the company expanded into Canada in 1973, at one point had forty-seven stores across Canada. Despite various efforts to improve its image, the chain was never able to move beyond its reputation there as a stodgy retailer, one that catered to senior citizens and expatriate Britons; the shops in Canada were smaller than British outlets, did not carry the same selection. In the late 1990s, further efforts were made to modernise them and expand the customer base. Unprofitable locations were closed. Nonetheless, the Canadian operations continued to lose money, the last 38 shops in Canada were closed in 1999. Expansion into France began with shops opening in Paris at Boulevard Hauss
Boscombe is a suburb of Bournemouth, England. In Hampshire, but today in Dorset, it is located to the east of Bournemouth town centre and west of Southbourne. A sparsely inhabited area of heathland, from around 1865 Boscombe developed from a small village into a seaside resort alongside Bournemouth, its first pier opened in 1889. There are numerous architectural styles within the town, ranging from the elaborate Victorian style of the Royal Arcade, notable examples of Art Deco such as the former Gas & Water Company store at 709 Christchurch Road, the modernist 1950s styles of the pier and Overstrand buildings. Alongside these are modern flats developments such as The Reef, The Point and Honeycombe Beach; the area upon which Boscombe is situated, between the somewhat older village of Pokesdown and Bournemouth Square, was part of the great heathland which covered much of western Hampshire, extended well into eastern Dorset. From Norman times it was within the Liberty of Westover. From the beach and cliffs the whole of Poole Bay stretching from Hengistbury Head in the east to Poole Harbour entrance in the west, on to Studland and Swanage bays to the south can be seen.
Boscombe was an independent settlement, separated from Bournemouth by dense wood and moorland, it was incorporated into the boundaries of Bournemouth in 1876. In 1273 a reference is made to "Boscumbe" suggesting that the name may well have derived from the Old English words meaning a'valley overgrown with spiky plants' a reference to gorse. Reference to Boscombe is included in Christopher Saxton's 1574 survey made of possible enemy landing places on the coast of Hampshire. We finde more a place called Bastowe within the said Baye". Saxton's map of 1575 shows a Copperas House at Bascomb" This refers to the manufacture of copperas or ferrous sulphate which took place in the district in the last quarter of the 16th century. At the beginning of the 19th century, Boscombe was described as an extensive common covered with furze and heath, more the haunt of smugglers than anyone else. One of the early landmarks was the'Ragged Cat', a wayside inn dating from 1850 renamed the'Palmerston' and then'Deacons', it was renamed back to'The Ragged Cat' in 2009 before being closed down.
In 2015 a Polish market was opened in this historical building. In 1801 a modest sized house called Boscombe Cottage was built as the residence of Mr Phillip Norris; the Christchurch Inclosures Act 1802 increased the estate size to 17 acres. This property became the nucleus of the Boscombe Manor Estate; the large estate owned by Mr Norris changed hands several times during the first half of the 19th century. After Norris's death it was acquired by Robert Heathcote, on his death the estate was put up for auction The estate was purchased by James Dover, in whose possession it remained until 1841. Stevenson sold the estate in 1849 to Sir Percy Florence Shelley who bought the Boscombe property with the intention of it becoming a home for his mother Mary Shelley, but she died in London on 1 February 1851. Sir Percy and his wife liked the place, decided to make it their home, dividing their time between Boscombe and their London house at Chelsea; the house at Boscombe was extensively rebuilt for Sir Percy, extended to include a 200-seat theatre, to the designs of Christopher Crabb Creeke, who became surveyor to the Bournemouth Improvement Commissioners and was responsible for both the layout of much of central Bournemouth's roads, for several local buildings.
It may be noted. First recorded as Boscombe Cottage, it was for a time called Boscombe Alcove and Boscombe Lodge. By Shelley's time it was Boscombe House, he and his family renamed it Boscombe Manor. In the present century it was Groveley Manor for many years, taking the name of the school which occupied it, but now it is known as Shelley Park, most of the building being taken up by the Shelley Manor Medical Centre in Beechwood Avenue. To supplement the existing plantations of pine trees on the estate, Sir Percy added a large number of deciduous trees. There was a drive to the house from the main Christchurch Road, which followed the line of the present Chessel Avenue, there was a lodge at its entrance. A second entry was along a roadway flanked with lime trees -- the present Percy Road. By the beginning of the 1860s Boscombe consisted of the Shelley estate and some cottages, one of, known to have stood at the top of Boscombe Hill, near the present Drummond Road. From 1865 the development and expansion of the area to the end of the 19th century, beyond, was rapid.
Starting with a proposal by the Malmesbury Estate to develop the'picturesque Village of Boscombe Spa' to make available building plots for the erection of marine villas to be let on long leases. The Spa was related to a natural spring of mineral water containing properties similar to Harrogate, discovered near the foot of the hill; the scheme was not implemented. Wolff sought to develop'Boscombe Spa' as a resort to rival Bournemouth and it was he who created the Boscombe Chine Gardens. In order to encourage the taking of the mineral water from th
England is a country, part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to Scotland to the north-northwest; the Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south; the country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight. The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Palaeolithic period, but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England became a unified state in the 10th century, since the Age of Discovery, which began during the 15th century, has had a significant cultural and legal impact on the wider world; the English language, the Anglican Church, English law – the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world – developed in England, the country's parliamentary system of government has been adopted by other nations.
The Industrial Revolution began in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the world's first industrialised nation. England's terrain is chiefly low hills and plains in central and southern England. However, there is upland and mountainous terrain in the west; the capital is London, which has the largest metropolitan area in both the United Kingdom and the European Union. England's population of over 55 million comprises 84% of the population of the United Kingdom concentrated around London, the South East, conurbations in the Midlands, the North West, the North East, Yorkshire, which each developed as major industrial regions during the 19th century; the Kingdom of England – which after 1535 included Wales – ceased being a separate sovereign state on 1 May 1707, when the Acts of Union put into effect the terms agreed in the Treaty of Union the previous year, resulting in a political union with the Kingdom of Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain. In 1801, Great Britain was united with the Kingdom of Ireland to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
In 1922 the Irish Free State seceded from the United Kingdom, leading to the latter being renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The name "England" is derived from the Old English name Englaland, which means "land of the Angles"; the Angles were one of the Germanic tribes that settled in Great Britain during the Early Middle Ages. The Angles came from the Anglia peninsula in the Bay of Kiel area of the Baltic Sea; the earliest recorded use of the term, as "Engla londe", is in the late-ninth-century translation into Old English of Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People. The term was used in a different sense to the modern one, meaning "the land inhabited by the English", it included English people in what is now south-east Scotland but was part of the English kingdom of Northumbria; the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle recorded that the Domesday Book of 1086 covered the whole of England, meaning the English kingdom, but a few years the Chronicle stated that King Malcolm III went "out of Scotlande into Lothian in Englaland", thus using it in the more ancient sense.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, its modern spelling was first used in 1538. The earliest attested reference to the Angles occurs in the 1st-century work by Tacitus, Germania, in which the Latin word Anglii is used; the etymology of the tribal name itself is disputed by scholars. How and why a term derived from the name of a tribe, less significant than others, such as the Saxons, came to be used for the entire country and its people is not known, but it seems this is related to the custom of calling the Germanic people in Britain Angli Saxones or English Saxons to distinguish them from continental Saxons of Old Saxony between the Weser and Eider rivers in Northern Germany. In Scottish Gaelic, another language which developed on the island of Great Britain, the Saxon tribe gave their name to the word for England. An alternative name for England is Albion; the name Albion referred to the entire island of Great Britain. The nominally earliest record of the name appears in the Aristotelian Corpus the 4th-century BC De Mundo: "Beyond the Pillars of Hercules is the ocean that flows round the earth.
In it are two large islands called Britannia. But modern scholarly consensus ascribes De Mundo not to Aristotle but to Pseudo-Aristotle, i.e. it was written in the Graeco-Roman period or afterwards. The word Albion or insula Albionum has two possible origins, it either derives from a cognate of the Latin albus meaning white, a reference to the white cliffs of Dover or from the phrase the "island of the Albiones" in the now lost Massaliote Periplus, attested through Avienus' Ora Maritima to which the former served as a source. Albion is now applied to England in a more poetic capacity. Another romantic name for England is Loegria, related to the Welsh word for England and made popular by its use in Arthurian legend; the earliest known evidence of human presence in the area now known as England was that of Homo antecessor, dating to approximate
Kidnapped is a historical fiction adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, written as a boys' novel and first published in the magazine Young Folks from May to July 1886. The novel has attracted the praise and admiration of writers as diverse as Henry James, Jorge Luis Borges, Hilary Mantel. A sequel, was published in 1893; the narrative is written in English with some dialogue in Lowland Scots. Kidnapped is set around real 18th-century Scottish events, notably the "Appin murder", which occurred in the aftermath of the Jacobite rising of 1745. Many of the characters are real people, including one of Alan Breck Stewart; the political situation of the time is portrayed from multiple viewpoints, the Scottish Highlanders are treated sympathetically. The full title of the book is Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751: How he was Kidnapped and Cast away. Kidnapped was first published in the magazine Young Folks from May to July 1886, as a novel in the same year.
The central character and narrator is 17-year-old David Balfour. His parents have died, he is out to make his way in the world, he is given a letter by the minister of Essendean, Mr. Campbell, to be delivered to the House of Shaws in Cramond, where David's uncle, Ebenezer Balfour, lives. David arrives at the ominous House of Shaws and is confronted by his paranoid Uncle Ebenezer, armed with a blunderbuss, his uncle is miserly, living on "parritch" and small ale, the House of Shaws itself is unfinished and somewhat ruinous. David is allowed to stay and soon discovers evidence that his father may have been older than his uncle, thus making David the rightful heir to the estate. Ebenezer asks David to get a chest from the top of a tower in the house but refuses to provide a lamp or candle. David is forced to scale the stairs in the dark and realises that not only is the tower unfinished in some places, but the steps end abruptly and fall into an abyss. David concludes that his uncle intended for him to have an "accident" so as not to have to give over his nephew's inheritance.
David confronts his uncle, who promises to tell David the whole story of his father the next morning. A ship's cabin boy, arrives the next day and tells Ebenezer that Captain Hoseason of the brig Covenant needs to meet him to discuss business. Ebenezer takes David to a pier on the Firth of Forth, where Hoseason awaits, David makes the mistake of leaving his uncle alone with the captain while he visits the shore with Ransome. Hoseason offers to take them on board the brig and David complies, only to see his uncle returning to shore alone in a skiff. David is immediately struck senseless. David awakens, bound hand and foot, in the hold of the ship, learns that the captain plans to sell him into slavery in the Carolinas, but the ship encounters contrary winds. Fog-bound near the Hebrides, they strike a small boat. All of the small boat's crew are killed except one man, Alan Breck Stewart, brought on board and offers Hoseason a large sum of money to drop him off on the mainland. David overhears the crew plotting to kill Alan and take all his money.
David and Alan barricade themselves in the round house, where Alan kills the murderous Shuan, David wounds Hoseason. Five of the crew members are killed outright, the rest refuse to continue fighting. Hoseason has no choice but to give David passage back to the mainland. David tells his tale to Alan, who in turn states that his birthplace, Appin, is under the tyrannical administration of Colin Roy of Glenure, the King's factor and a Campbell. Alan, a Jacobite agent and wears a French uniform, vows that should he find the "Red Fox" he will kill him; the Covenant tries to negotiate a difficult channel without a proper chart or pilot, is soon driven aground on the notorious Torran Rocks. David and Alan are separated in the confusion, with David being washed ashore on the isle of Erraid, near Mull, while Alan and the surviving crew row to safety on that same island. David spends a few days alone in the wild before getting his bearings. David learns that his new friend has survived, David has two encounters with beggarly guides: one who attempts to stab him with a knife, another, blind but an excellent shot with a pistol.
David soon reaches Torosay, where he is ferried across the river, receives further instructions from Alan's friend Neil Roy McRob, meets a catechist who takes the lad to the mainland. As he continues his journey, David encounters none other than the Red Fox himself, accompanied by a lawyer, a servant, a sheriff's officer; when David stops the Campbell man to ask him for directions, a hidden sniper kills the King's hated agent. David is by chance reunites with Alan; the youth believes Alan is the assassin. Alan and David begin their flight through the heather, hiding from government soldiers by day; as the trek drains David's strength, his health deteriorates. Alan convinces Cluny to give them shelter, David is tended by a Highland doctor, he soon recovers, though in the meantime Alan loses all of their money at card
Fire services in the United Kingdom
The fire services in the United Kingdom operate under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England and Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland. Emergency cover is provided by over fifty agencies; these are known as a fire and rescue service, the term used in modern legislation and by government departments. The older terms of fire brigade and fire service survive in informal usage and in the names of a few organisations. England and Wales have local fire services which are each overseen by a fire authority, made up of representatives of local governments. Fire authorities have the power to raise a Council Tax levy for funding, with the remainder coming from the government. Scotland and Northern Ireland have centralised fire services, so their authorities are committees of the devolved parliaments; the total budget for fire services in 2014-15 was £2.9 billion. Central government maintains national standards and a body of independent advisers through the Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser, created in 2007, while Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services provides direct oversight.
The devolved government in Scotland has HMFSI Scotland. Firefighters in the United Kingdom are allowed to join unions, the main one being the Fire Brigades Union, while chief fire officers are members of the National Fire Chiefs Council, which has some role in national co-ordination; the fire services have undergone significant changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process, propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational procedures in the light of terrorism attacks and threats. See separate article History of fire safety legislation in the United Kingdom Comprehensive list of recent UK fire and rescue service legislation: Fire services are established and granted their powers under new legislation which has replaced a number of Acts of Parliament dating back more than 60 years, but is still undergoing change. 1938: Fire Brigades Act 1938. This Act provided for centralised co-ordination of fire brigades in Great Britain and made it mandatory for local authorities to arrange an effective fire service.
1947: Fire Services Act 1947 This Act transferred the functions of the National Fire Service to local authorities. Now repealed in England and Wales by Schedule 2 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004. 1959: Fire Services Act 1959 This Act amended the 1947 Act. It was repealed in Wales along with the 1947 Act. 1999: Greater London Authority Act 1999 This act was necessary to allow for the formation of the Greater London Authority and in turn the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority. In 2002, there was a series of national fire strikes, with much of the discontent caused by the aforementioned report into the fire service conducted by Prof Sir George Bain. In December 2002, the Independent Review of the Fire Service was published with the industrial action still ongoing. Bain's report led to a change in the laws relating to firefighting. 2002: Independent Review of the Fire Service published 2004: Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 only applying to England and Wales. 2006: The Regulatory Reform Order 2005 This piece of secondary legislation or statutory instrument replaces several other acts that dealt with fire precautions and fire safety in premises, including the now defunct process of issuing fire certificates.
It came into force on 1 October 2006. The DfCLG has published a set of guides for non-domestic premises: 2006: The Government of Wales Act 2006 gave the National Assembly for Wales powers to pass laws on "Fire and rescue services. Promotion of fire safety otherwise than by prohibition or regulation." But does not prevent future legislation being passed by the UK government which applies to two or more constituent countries. There are further plans to modernise the fire service according to the Local Government Association, its website outlines future changes, specific projects: "The aim of the Fire Modernisation Programme is to adopt modern work practices within the Fire & Rescue Service to become more efficient and effective, while strengthening the contingency and resilience of the Service to react to incidents. " The fire service in England and Wales is scrutinised by a House of Commons select committee. In June 2006, the fire and rescue service select committee, under the auspices of the Communities and Local Government Committee, published its latest report.
Committee report The committee's brief is described on its website: The Communities and Local Government Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure and policy of the Department for Communities and Local Government and its associated bodies. Government response This document, the subsequent government response in September 2006, are important as they outlined progress on the FiReControl, efforts to address diversity and the planned closure of HMFSI in 2007 among many issues. Both documents are interesting as they refer back to Professor Bain's report and the many recommendations it made and continue to put forward the notion that there is an ongoing need to modernise FRSs. For example, where FRSs were inspected by HMFSI, much of this work is now carried out by the National Audit Office. Fire Control On 8 February 2010 the House of Commons Communities and Local Governm
Bournemouth West railway station
Bournemouth West railway station was a railway station in Bournemouth, England. The station opened on 15 June 1874. Although passenger trains were withdrawn from 6 September 1965 a substitute bus service was provided until official closure on 4 October 1965 The closure was temporary, but became permanent and the station was demolished; the station was the southern terminus of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway, as well as being the terminus for trains from London Waterloo and other local trains. On 17 August 1956. A rake of carriages collided with another rake of carriages and a parcels van; the van was pushed into the parcels office. The station was closed during the electrification of the London Waterloo to Bournemouth line; the closure was meant to be temporary pending completion of the electrification project, as it was thought that Bournemouth Central did not have enough capacity to handle all of Bournemouth's trains. Experience during the temporary closure showed that the newly electrified Central station could handle all the trains in the town, so the closure became permanent.
The station was demolished shortly after the closure became permanent and the site is now occupied by a car park and the A338 Wessex Way. Bournemouth Train Care depot, former home of the Class 442 Wessex Electrics, occupies the former approaches to the station. Bournemouth West SEMG online The station on navigable 1946 O. S. map