The constant high
quality of Rex's photographs with the highly readable content of the web site
makes this one of the best local web sites in the country, if not in the world.
Thanks for all you do
with the web site Rex. It is still a wonderful facility for the town of Bourne
that we should all be very proud of God bless.
Your site is the best I've seen for Britain. Thank you so
You have done Bourne
a great service with this website. Long may it continue.
Congratulations on a fantastic web site. It's a real pleasure to see someone so dedicated to their home town and a fantastic site compared to some of the terribly uninformative, content-lacking sites I usually come across.
I must congratulate
you and yours for creating such a beautiful web site that puts Bourne and the
area in a very positive light and captures the fine details of the town that one
may miss after having lived there for a while. The web site is also a great idea
for keeping people in touch as well as being a very useful and informative
source for both locals and non-locals. Good job! May your endeavours in
discovering the treasures of the fens be fruitful.
what I consider to be one of the finest, if not the finest, community web sites
in the world. Keep up the great work.
A wonderful site and
a wonderful town. I saw a picture of Bourne in a magazine of 1969 and wanted to
What a brilliant site.
Congratulations. It fulfils every requirement - informative, argumentative,
attractive and not least, quick loading. It's great to find memories of
Loved the site. Simple to use,
informative and well designed.
Congratulations on a terrific site.
Your wonderfully detailed history and photographs are an enticement for a much
longer stay. The history is fascinating.
Your web site is better than anything else. I always make it a rule to read your words and enjoy your wonderful pictures. The corrugated iron church at Pointon was particularly impressive to me. Tadato Shimono, Miyakonojo, Japan.
I must congratulate you on the presentation of this web site. It is a joy to me
to log on and see the Picture of the Week and pick up bits of local news.
Congratulations on a great web site about a lovely place. I know this because I
visited the area a long time ago.
Brilliant! I moved here eight months ago. If I had seen your site earlier, I
would have moved here much sooner. Keep up this excellent site!
Bourne should be proud of the web site you have created. It is obviously a
labour of love. May you have many more years providing this town with a social
conscience. You are doing a great job.
I have visited many top web sites. Yours is right up with the best of them.
Thank you for the magnificent time I spent on your site. I will be back again.
Bourne is a place that I know I would love to visit.
The Bourne web site is a master work. My ancestors emigrated from the village of Aslackby
to Canada in the 1840s and I was glued to your site for several hours reading
about this region of Lincolnshire. The articles and photographs are excellent.
It is a safe bet that you are delighting many hundreds of people around the
world with this web site. Thank you very much.
I was incredibly impressed with your web site and all it offered in the way of
photos and education. You have done such an amazing job and I enjoyed this tour
so very, very much. Thank you.
I am researching my ancestors who came from parishes in the Bourne area during
the 19th century and I was truly excited to see pictures of several of these
parishes on your web site. Thank you for anticipating the interests of those of
us who have ties with Bourne and Lincolnshire and your willingness to help
others with roots there. Your site is indeed spectacular!
Many congratulations on your Golden
Web Award. You deserve it. It lets people throughout the world know that we have
a town to be proud of. Keep up the good work. We look forward to ready many more
of your reports.
I have just been looking at your web site for the past two to three hours and I
am hooked. I am very impressed. I look at a lot of web sites and this is one of
the most user friendly that I have come across. There is so much information
about Bourne, it history and the surrounding villages. Keep up the fantastic
I would like to add my congratulations to you for an excellent web site. The
information provides a reliable source of local history for our pupils and
students. We shall be visiting regularly. Thank you.
I have just spent the last two hours looking at your web site and I sat
mesmerised at the wonderful descriptions from my home county, especially Bourne
Woods where we used to pick bluebells. It is truly a wonderful site and you are
to be commended for your dedication.
We loved the photographs of Dole Wood, but more than that, the narrative itself.
The entire site is an object lesson in the beauty of which the English language
is capable of in the right hands.
I am amazed at the content and quality of your work. I have the Bourne link on
my homepage and many of my students see it each term on the big screen at the
My wife and I have only lived in Bourne for just over two years but your
excellent web site makes us feel that we know the town and the surrounding area
so much better than if we had been left to our own devices. Congratulations on
such a marvellous achievement.
What you are doing with your web site is really important: a visual diarist for
a locale and from someone with obvious integrity.
May I thank you, as I am sure many do, for publicising our lovely town and
surrounding area. I think that many of our villages are equal to those in the
Cotswolds, but without the crush.
All I can say is Wow! I was just surfing the net and came across your Bourne
site. I spent most of my childhood in Rippingale and spent three years at the
grammar school before moving to Chicago. I now live in Los Angeles. It was
wonderful to see the pictures and your excellent commentary. It really is an
You have done Bourne proud with this site. It really does give loads of info and
on my fifth visit I still haven't got through everything. And now you've added
the forum. I shall no doubt have to respond to something on that - probably
sooner rather than later! I even print the Diary pages - hope you don't mind -
to read later and then send home to mum who isn't on the net! May the site run
on, and on, and on . . .
Keep up the good work on the web site. I never knew it existed before and this
is a shame as I would have loved to look it up when I have been travelling or
living abroad. Next time I go somewhere, I'll know I may not be able to get the
Stamford Mercury but your site will provide me with a little bit of Bourne!
Congratulations on what to me is one of the most interesting web sites. I am
probably one of the younger viewers of these pages, being only twenty years old,
but I am astounded by the depth of work and research into a subject which is to
me home. Although currently working in the South of France, my parents still
live in Bourne and I will always have a soft spot for this place where I grew
up. Keep up the good work.
Congratulations! Your site is a great asset for Bourne. Well done and thanks!
I have been searching for a mention of Bourne on the Internet for some time and
so it was great to see this site mentioned in the local newspaper. Keep up the
campaigning against the traffic problems and overflowing recycling areas. These
are all year round problems. Perhaps the council may notice one day!
Thanks for such an interesting web site. I very much enjoyed looking round it.
I visited your truly excellent Bourne web site today. Congratulations to you and
your son for putting this part of South Lincolnshire on the world cyber map.
Details of the site will be with the American half of my family tonight with
instructions to learn as much as they can about the Bourne area before their
visit at the end of March.
Just found your site. Very interesting and informative, especially when I've
spent all my life in this area and I now realise how little I know of the
locality under my feet.
I am amazed that someone has managed to produce a web site about the town of
Bourne. But not only have you done this, you have also made it interesting and
enlightening and I find I am learning new things about my home town. Excellent
Well there goes my Friday morning. As many of your correspondents have said,
I've learned more about the town I grew up in in the last few hours that I did
in the 18 years I lived in the area. Well done! I'll be coming back to read the
rest of it soon.
I just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I enjoy the Bourne web site. I
lived in Bourne for 18 years (1960-1978), attending both the primary and grammar
schools and my parents and sister are still there. Knowing how much effort goes
into a web site, particularly the task of regularly updating it, I congratulate
you on your hard work.
My family moved to Bourne in 1985 and you could say it was the place where I
grew up. It is quite ironic that I can find out more about the town now I do not
live there, mainly down to the detailed and honest information on your site.
Thank you for the great work, keeping me up to date as well as reminding me of
some good times.
Although I live in England, to my shame I had never heard of Bourne and when I
learned of your web-site address I had to find out something about the place. I
would like to say how much I enjoyed my visit to Bourne and thank you for adding
to my knowledge and for the truly lovely photographs.
Excellent web site, very impressive, terrific pictures.
I have looked at your home pages and congratulations. You seem to have all the
right elements in place. Eye catching, interesting, informative, but above all
speed of access and very user friendly.
I just saw your web site for the first time and I am greatly impressed. I have
strong family links with Dyke where my grandmother was born and I have ancestors
from Dyke, Thurlby and Morton. Thanks again for the beautiful pages.
Great web site. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed visiting. I was
born in Lincoln and my ancestors are from various parts of the county. Almost
made me feel I was home. Keep up the good work. Thanks.
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to your home page. Very impressive.
We have just discovered your splendid web page. We lived for about ten years in
Kirkby Underwood and loved the area. I tried often to get information and
pictures of the area, so you can imagine how thrilled I was to find such a gem.
Thank you sincerely.
We have enjoyed your Bourne home pages and it is great to see some local photos.
We are very fortunate to have you living in Bourne, creating and nuturing your
incredible web site. Olga was born in Bourne and lived at Cavalry House until
1955 and we were married in the Abbey Church in 1952, emigrating in 1960 and our
American family clan is twenty strong and still growing but Olga still has a
brother and sisters in the Bourne area. The Bourne Diary is great! It really is
incredible that with this combination of circumstances, your talents and
interest, the technology involved, that our memories and current events are just
a mouse click away. Please keep up the good work.
I used to live in Rippingale and Osbournby about fifteen years ago and I wanted
to drop you a brief line to say how much I have enjoyed your web site. Well
designed and a treat to read.
Congratulations on a simply superb web site! I am at present studying at
university but my parents live in Bourne. It is nice to see what is happening
back home while I am away.
A very well laid out web site and very informative of our lovely town.
I am a regular visitor to your site since reading about it in local papers sent
to us by my parents who live in Bourne. I enjoy viewing the marvellous pictures
of Bourne and surrounding area. I lived in Bourne for nearly thirty years and we
emigrated to Australia in 1990. Viewing your site brings back many personal
memories of what to me will always be home. Best wishes and congratulations on a
Just joined the internet community. We visited your Bourne web site following
the article in this week's Mercury and congratulate you on both the presentation
of your web page and for taking the time to put this delightful town on the map.
I just want to thank you so very much for putting those two pictures of Kirkby
Underwood and the ones of Swinstead on your site. My great-great-grandfather
Edward Marshall was baptized in Kirkby Underwood in 1839 and married at
Swinstead in 1866, before moving to Canada. I had long wanted to get some
pictures of those churches. Thanks again.
Love the website! As a Bourne 'ex pat' and time served journalist, it's great
to have an online news source on my home town so lovingly crafted by a fellow
professional. I've bookmarked the page and log on regularly.
The web site depicting Bourne, England is a pictorial and historic masterpiece.
Mr. Rex Needle's photographs and the descriptions accompanying them is the
personification of excellence. Upon viewing the pictures, they reach into our
very soul. One cannot help but feel peace and tranquillity in their heart.
Bourne, England should be on everyone's travel agenda.
WOW! I'm impressed - that's such a nice web page you have. The pictures are
great and the write-ups most interesting.
The Bourne site is a true masterpiece. We are very impressed by the pictures. It
must be wonderful for people who have lived in the area and are now in distant
places to be able to re-visit places that are near and dear to them. Well done!
Absolutely great. The layout is very good and it is chock full of information.
Congratulations. You should be proud of it.
Well done for bringing the town into the 20th century
My mother and her family grew up in Bourne but living in America, I do not get
to visit so often. Thanks for the opportunity to visit via cyberspace and learn
more about the town. Great Job!
I enjoyed your page . . . I would think that Bourne council would be very
pleased with your efforts as most towns like to having something online for
Great job on your web site. It really is good to see these familiar pictures of
home, especially now that I live so far away.
Many congratulations on your web site. My mother grew up in Bourne and she
agrees that the content gives a superb portrayal of the town of which the local
community can be proud. Great photos.
My parents have lived in Bourne for ten years or so and directed me to your web
site. The photos bring back memories of the few times I have visited. I will be
able to show my three-year old son where grandma and grandpa live. Thanks for
your work on this site.
I was just speaking with my grand-parents who live in Morton and heard about you
setting up a web page for the area. Congratulations!
Congratulations on your web site. You have done a fantastic job.
Your photos are outstanding! I have always wanted to visit England, especially
the countryside. Your pictures and the extremely informative web page has made
me want to make the journey even more than I did before.
I have just discovered your Bourne pages with the good photos etc.
It was great to see that you had put so much effort into all this. Much
appreciated and many nostalgic memories.
A labour of love.