The George at Christchurch reopens

It is good to hear that Ye Olde George Inn at Christchurch has reopened.

The pub is part of the history of Bournemouth as well as Christchurch.

Here in 1802 ‘waste grounds’ were put up for auction by the Enclosure Commissioners.

Common land was divided into parcels, or ‘allotments’. The sale determined ownership boundaries for the Meyrick and Malmesbury estates on heathland which was to become Bournemouth.

William Driver from London bought a strip along the north side of the River Bourne from The Square to the old county boundary at today’s County Gates in Westbourne.

The inn has been closed for six months.

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