DVD will showcase Bourne’s rich heritage

Coun Helen Powell with her DVD of Bourne's heritage
Coun Helen Powell with her DVD of Bourne's heritage
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A DVD showcasing Bourne’s rich heritage has gone on sale.

Bourne town and district councillor Helen Powell is delighted that her project entitled “The Heritage of Bourne and some of its World Famous Sons” is finally complete.

Originally she had planned for the town to be featured on a television programme but this fell through.

Coun Powell, of Westwood Drive, Bourne, had raised £2,000 for the original venture which she then used to produce the DVD.

She said: “Doing this has been a big learning curve for me, but I am really delighted with how it turned out thanks to help from everyone involved.”

The film gives an insight into the town’s history, including Bourne Wood, with chapters about medieval warrior Hereward the Wake, father of haute couture Charles Worth, world class racing car designer Raymond Mays, Victorian artist Robert Gardner, monk Robert Manning and world distributor of bottled water Robert Mason Mills.

The DVD costs £10 from Walkers bookshop, in North Street and is also available from the organisations which are set to benefit from sales of the item - Bourne Civic Society, Bourne Arts and Community Trust and Bourne Preservation Society.

Coun Powell thanked everyone involved in the making of the DVD.