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15 things that make you a Bournemouth-ite

15 things that make you a Bournemouth-ite

Source – Bournemouth Echo

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1. You were stuck in at least one traffic jam on the way to work this morning

Bournemouth Echo: A338 Wessex Way closed at Cambridge Road roundabout


2. You know who Gordon the Tramp is

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth’s Gordon Roberts


3. You saw the IMAX cinema go up…

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4. and then come down..

Bournemouth Echo: Disaster banner IMAX wide.jpg for the homepage


5. You’ve tutted at boy racers’ thumping music as they tear down Westover Road

Bournemouth Echo: The Odeon on Westover Road in Bournemouth. Inset, Cllr Roger Marley and how the redesign may look


6. You’ve been to the Air Festival

Bournemouth Echo: Red Arrows thrill crowds on day 2 of the Bournemouth Air Festival


7. You’ve made at least one joke about the surf reef


Bournemouth Echo: COLLAPSED BAG: The Boscombe surf reef at low tide showing the damaged section. Picture thanks to Gary Ellson of Bournemouth Helicopters.


8. You’ve enjoyed at least one Shakeaway milkshake


Bournemouth Echo: Atomic Kitten visit Shakeaway


9. You complain about tourists every summer – even if it’s just once


Bournemouth Echo: FULL AND FUN: A packed Bournemouth beach on Sunday afternoon


10. You went to the Westover Ice Rink 


Bournemouth Echo: Remembering Westover ice rink: fond memories to be shared at December reunion


11. You miss the Shell House at Southbourne

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12. Whenever you see Brighton on TV you scoff: “Beach? That’s not a beach!”

Bournemouth Echo: People enjoy the warm weather on Brighton beach


13. You remember at least four previous names of Lava and Ignite/Circo and Elements/Zoo and the Cage/Clouds and Zigzags

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14. You went to Bumbles, Maison Royale, Le Cardinal, Berlins, The Gardening Club, Voodoo Lounge, Bar Med, Bliss, Toko, Mr Smiths Piano Bar at least once

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15. You remember when Castlepoint was The Hampshire Centre

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