About this site
This site contains some of the basic information
which was included in the original Winton Community Forum
site. That website has been relaunched under different management
and may no longer include the information that you can find
Most significant is the comprehensive history
section which offers a unique online insight into the history
You can access the various sections by clicking
on the menu item links running down the left hand side of
Unique glimpse of Winton in the past
We've done quite a revamp of our history section
and it now includes a number of features on Queens Park
Did you know that two of the town's war heroes
lived in the same road and that years later film star Christian
Bale lived there too?
Quite a few famous people started out in our
bit of Bournemouth.
Discover all the things you didn't know about
Winton, Charminster and Queen's Park in our history
Changing face of Winton
The population of Winton has risen by around
16 per cent in the last ten years and the number of owner
occupied households has fallen sharply from 70% to 52%.
At the same time there has been a significant drop in the
number of overcrowded homes.
These are some of the facts revealed in the
latest Census figures. For more details see the Statistics
page. It has just been updated with all the new figures.
old weather ...
Super springs, lousy summers, warm autumns
and unpredictable winters. Even the birds and the plants
Check out the figures to see if the weather
really has changed that much locally over the years. We've
just updated the information on our climate
page. You can see how the local weather was five
years, ten years, fifty years and one hundred years ago.
you remember ....
Don't let them tell you that nostalgia is
not what it was. Winton has a heritage just like everywhere
We already have a substantial chronicle of
your recollections of the old Moderne
cinema and now we also started a page dedicated to memories
of Winton in general.
Our first is a slice of life from the 1960's.
Take a look, and maybe it will
trigger some memories for you.
Crime down your road?
always interesting to know if there has been any crime committed
near where you live. There is now an interactive map which
will show you just that.
You might find it surprising. Here's a
link to the Winton crime map .
All the other Wintons!
They are everywhere in the English speaking
world. Take a look.
There is a place called Winton in just about
every kind of setting you can imagine from deserts to frozen
Then and now....
It's fascinating how much and sometimes how
little things have changed in a hundred years.
We've compiled a collecton of photos showing
some local places both as they are now and as they were
in the past.
For the Winton pictures click
here and for the Charminster and Queens Park collection,
All that and much much more of Winton
across the ages. Our history is just
a click away.