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  1. The Constable's House and Priory; seen from the Town Bridge. Christchurch is a town, civil parish and former borough in the county of Dorset on the English Channel coast, adjoining Bournemouth in the west, with the New Forest to the east. Historically in Hampshire, it joined Dorset with the reorganisation of local government in 1974 and is the ...

  2. Christchurch ( / ˈkraɪs ( t) tʃɜːrtʃ /) is a town and civil parish on the south coast [3] of Dorset, England. The parish had a population of 31,372 in 2021. [1] It adjoins Bournemouth to the west, with the New Forest to the east. Part of the historic county of Hampshire, Christchurch was a borough within the administrative county of ...

    • 19.5 sq mi (50.4 km²)
    • Dorset
  3. WELCOME TO THE CHRISTCHURCH HISTORY SOCIETY. The Society organises ten evening meetings a year, with talks on topics usually involving local history. It organises visits and guided walks and attends community events. The Society is the custodian of the Christchurch Archive, some 20,000 documents, photos and maps, on which a group of volunteers ...

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  5. Christchurch sits between two rivers – the Avon and the Stour – and research indicates it began as an early Saxon settlement. It was originally known as Tweoxneam (Twynham) from Old English meaning between two rivers. The town has two entries in the Domesday Book. The name we know the town by today came into use after a church was built ...

  6. Where the recreation ground in Christchurch is there’s a road that runs alongside it, Sopers Lane, there used to be an air raid shelter that used to run about 100 feet along there and the people ...

  7. As World War Two got under way, people in Britain had to adjust to the fear of bombing, and find the will to resist German invasion. In May 1940, Hitler's armies swept through western Europe ...

  8. cc1fc0c2-c0db-4de1-9992-b41e2385df3b. Our duty to the future is to be accurate about the past

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