This year marks the 15th anniversary of the SideTracked Series since the first cache was placed at Evesham by bikermel76 (https://coord.info/GC15082)
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A short meet to celebrate this anniversary. If the weather is fine there should be shade under the trees. There is a cafe nearby should anyone want refreshments.
Less than 200m south is the site of the old Boscombe Station. It was opened in 1897 at which time the previous station with the name was renamed Pokesdown. The station served the Royal Victoria Hospital and the centre of Boscombe around the Royal Arcade. It was also the closest station to Dean Court, the home of the football club known during the station's life as Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic FC. The station had a goods yard which received traffic from a large area of Bournemouth, and a large coal depot with sidings. It also had substantial brick buildings which were demolished a few years after closure. Closure took place, just before the electrification of the line through it, on 4 October 1965.
The area of the station yard is now occupied by a small industrial estate and the old coal yard awaits redevelopment.
View eastward, towards Southampton in 1963
About SideTracked Caches
This event promotes the SideTracked series. A SideTracked cache is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. It's a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too. More Information can be found on the SideTracked Series website at www.sidetrackedseries.info