30 May 2006


As well as the excitement of Weymouth and Sherborne, the weekend also saw a visit to the cinema and some other journeys in search of antique furniture. The cinema (X-Men 3) was rather disappointing. The furniture was also disappointing, but it meant venturing into dangerous waters...

On Saturday we went to the chav-ridden fleapit of Boscombe, a suburb of Bournemouth which is itself one of my least favourite scruffy south-coast towns. It was probably quite a nice place in the early twentieth century, when most of it appears to have been built. Nowadays however it is not good. We went because Kate noticed lots of antique shops in the yellow pages. Well, there were lots of shops with 'Antique' in the title, but most had modern secondhand furniture or older bits of tat. A return visit is not planned.

A nice view of Boscombe (caused by crouching behind the flower stall).

The impressive but nowadays very seedy Royal Arcade (1898).

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