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The Square, Bournemouth

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The Square is a public square that marks the centre of Bournemouth, England.
In the 18th century Decoy Pond House stood at the point where a plank was used to cross the Bourne Steam on the track from Poole to Christchurch.
In 1848 composer Hubert Parry was born next door to The Square and is marked with a blue plaque.
In 1925, a tram shelter was built at the center of the Square, with a clock on the top, which was given by Captain HB Norton, a magistrate and former Councillor, which was later turned into a roundabout with the clock being turned into a clock tower until 1997, by this time the clock tower was known as the Leaning tower of Bournemouth. The Obscura café was built in its place and the clock installed at the top of the cafe.
Since 2000 the square has been almost totally pedestrianised.
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  • The square is the central location of Bournemouth and is easy to access where you are going from this point, the main stop for buses and taxis. The square has a cafe positioned in the center and quite...  more »
  • If the sun is shining grab a beer and relax. This is a great spot to chill out and watch the world go by. The square has a great buzz and there's often live music playing.  more »
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