A Kinson website devoted to old Kinson and modern Kinson
Kinson Review of 2012
Enjoying local history through Communigate
Old Maps of Kinson and the surrounding district
Unusual sunsets in Kinson
Kinson Astronomy Photo diary
Kinson Wild Flowers Botany & Blooms picture diary
Kinson Common Wild Orchids
Mr. Archibald Hedge Hog`s column
Looking around the historic Kinson Church
About this website
Kinson Common, Local Nature Reserve, SSSI, SACs site
Kinson & Kinson Common, 1066 to modern times
Kinson Local Astronomy monthly
Poems about Kinson
History of Kinson in Dorset
Natural history files for Kinson, Longham, Millhams, Turbary
A Naturalist`s Millennium & Kinson Nature Diaries
Kinson Heritage buildings
Kinson Common Virtual Tour
Glimpses of Old Kinson
Kinson Monthly Nature Diary
Moonfleet mono photo gallery
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Insects and Spiders
All named areas of Kinson Common
Kinson Walks 2013
Kinson News 2013
Moonfleet Kinson Wild Birds Photo Gallery
Which of these places do you like to visit in Kinson?
The late Mr. Jack Hargreaves
|It was always a pleasure meeting Jack Hargreaves|
and his cameraman Stan.
Both were regular visitors to Longham, either in the waterworks or on the free stretch part of the Dorset Stour.
One of the ambulance drivers featured in the photograph taken by Rodney Haskell, is a very good
friend of ours, Mr. Geoff Smith.
Out of Town may no longer be seen on the screen but the memories and stories about Jack live on.
Who loves ya baby?
|Another memorable time down at Longham.
Another unique photo opportunity!
The late Miss Lilian Ward
|Miss Ward was the Headteacher of Kinson School from 1928 to 1960.
This photograph was taken by Rodney Haskell during
visit(s) in connection with writing a book about the History of Kinson School 1836 to 1986.
The 150th anniversary of Kinson having a school and a 50th anniversary of the newer school in
School Lane was widely celebrated by the local community in 1986.
Miss Ward also made excellent cocoa and was a real pleasure to visit at her home at Northbourne.
In the words of Jean Budd`s book, Miss Ward was and still is, a very gracious lady!
May all your dreams come true!
|This applies to all children, everywhere.
The location is, Kinson`s Gover`s Glade, at orchid time, in 1979.
The Sun in an oak tree
|This photograph was taken near Poole Lane in Kinson.|
A morning to remember
|A long time ago now.|
In the shadows at Branksome Chine
|The Guv`nor waits!|
Young smugglers at Branksome Chine
|A school history project that Isaac Gulliver would have approved of!|
Isaac greets a fellow smuggler
|Another photograph from a truly memorable project.|
Mr. Roger Guttridge comes to Kinson
|Roger, a well known journalist and author, came into the classroom environment to offer appropriate encouragement to pupils!|
It`s good to talk!
|A senior conservation officer and a local resident enjoy a chat at Millhams Mead.|
A member of another Green team!
|This is a photograph of a Green Hairstreak and it was taken at Millhams in 2004.
Old Prince of Cuckoo Woods
|Many residents may still recall this wonderful old horse who once lived by Cuckoo woods some years ago now.
Moonfleet of Kinson can now reproduce photographs even from negatives.
The Sun rose at Stonehenge
|As viewed by the late H. V. Morton back in the 1920`s.
"Master Henry" visited Bournemouth as a child. He also had "interesting views" on our town which is featured in his book entitled: "In Search of England".
Down near the Dorset Stour
|A mother to be waits patiently.|
Cygnets at rest
|The end result is always pleasing to see and to record.|
Mr. Harry Penny
|An interesting character from an older Kinson.
This painting was obviously undertaken by an expert artist of the time.
|On a Kinson wet heath.|
|A female on cross-leaved heath.|
Reflections of a pond skater in a Kinson bog pool
|This photograph, appears as taken, less considerable down toning of colour.
The reflection is a real one and the red markings on its back are its eggs.
As well as its English name, it is also known as Gerris lacustris
A Bogland Dragonfly
|Soaking up the sunshine in July.|
A tranquil evening
|A perfect July evening to go exploring in Old Kinson.|
The Crocodile Oak
|One of our grand children, saw this fallen oak tree, and immediately said that it looked like a crocodile.
This tree fell during the winter period and was found to be rotten inside. Now, it lives on as a crocodile!
Resting at Millhams
|Life is not always at a gallop!|
Down at the river bank
|A chance meeting at Longham!|
Where`s my apple!
|Sorry. Perhaps next time.|
|Relaxing on a Kinson side-stream.|
The lower Poole Lane in Kinson
|A fish-eye view.|
A Winter dawn
|Day break near the Dorset Stour.|
Latest additions to our gallery
|Yellow Russula, Poole Lane Heights, Kinson Common.|
|Wild terrapin on a log near Millhams Mead.|
|Adders at Millhams Mead.|
|Bee Orchid at Millhams Mead.|
|Glow-worm at Gover`s Glade, Kinson Common.|
|Pyramidal orchid in north Bournemouth.|
|A Kinson Fox enjoying the midday sunshine.|
|Golden-ringed dragonfly on Two Barrow Heath, Kinson Common.|
|Hedge Browns in Summer on Kinson Common.|
|Mr. John Miles, much respected and fondly remembered Headteacher of Kinson Primary School from 1973 to 1982.|
|In his lifetime of almost 14 years, Snowy was a constant companion of ours on Kinson Common, Bournemouth, from 1983 to 16th March 1997.|
Even to this day,we still owe him a debt of gratitude, for without him, a decade or more`s early records for Kinson Common might never have been written.
His woods were lovely, dark and deep.
And he had promises to keep.
With miles to go before his sleep.
Farewell to Raps
|This is Raps who was a faithful friend of ours for almost fourteen and a half year`s.|
In his heydays, he was a regular visitor to Kinson Common, Millhams Mead, Cudnell and Cuckoo woods, in Bournemouth. Not only was he a good companion, our daily walks took us to many other places as well.
While enjoying his walks, it also enabled us to see, record and to photograph many other facets of the Kinson region. For many years He certainly kept us fit and it was a real pleasure to have him.
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