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QUEENS PARK-BOURNEMOUTH As is the case for most areas in Dorset, Queens Park and Charminster were originally heathland and referred to as “the Great Heath”. The area was used as a place to cut turf, (turbary), for fuel until the 1800’s when it was nearly ended by legislation, but local protestors managed to regain five specific lots of land to carry on the practice. One lot of 147 acres was known as Lot 60 and this is now Queens Park. The other Lots ended up as Seafield Gardens, King’s Park, Redhill Common and Meyrick Park. In 1902 with the coronation of King Edward VII Lot 59 became King’s...

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