Christchurch, Dorset; 10 December 2019

Gateway to Historic Christchurch

The Friends of Christchurch Station is working with BCP Council in conjunction with final year History Students at Bournemouth University to engage local residents to promote the station as a Gateway to Historic Christchurch.


The Friends of Christchurch Station and final year History Students at Bournemouth University held an Open Day at the Christchurch Station on Saturday 7th December 2019 to launch the Gateway to Historic Christchurch project. Throughout the day the students showcased the range of opportunities for local participation in the life of the Gateway to Historic Christchurch Station project.

2022 marks the 160th anniversary of Christchurch Station and the Friends would like to mark it with the establishment of a Heritage Centre. If you have any pieces of artefact, pictures, stories/memories, or know of someone who is/was involved with the Station and would like to share their experience, we will be happy to hear from you. Please see our contacts below.

BU final year student and team leader, Daniel Quinn, said, over 30 people came to the event at the Station on a day when the trains weren’t running to schedule. We were able to chat with them about the project and get our initial project questionnaire completed by local residents and a couple of enthusiasts who said they would send us information and share their thoughts through our website. It went better than expected overall, … the project now has a community presence so hopefully we will be able to capitalise on that in the coming months. Special thanks to the Mayor of Christchurch, Friends and Officers of Christchurch Station for their support by coming out to support the event.

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