Sir Fred Pontin lived in Bournemouth

This weekend’s news that Pontin’s has called in administrators after suffering from the recession will bring back memories of the founder.

Sir Fred Pontin lived at Pine Grange in Bath Road although he and his wife Joyce ended up living in Blackpool which was their dream.

The nearest Pontin’s to Bournemouth was Wick Ferry at Christchurch.

See page 120.

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