Two historical signs were installed on the Wellhead and a further sign on the Abbey Lawn in August 2023. Bourne United Charities would like to acknowledge and thank the following people for their contributions in developing these interpretive signs.

Voluntary Contributors

Many people generously gave their free time to this project. These people bring a richness to our community that makes Bourne the special place that we all love. We sincerely thank them.

Steve Giullari, Chair of Bourne History Group
Chief history and design consultant

Peter and Aileen Ball, Grantham Archeological Group
For conducting the resistivity survey of the Castle site.

Professor David Roffe, Historian, University of Sheffield
Medieval period and Domesday Book consultant

Kathryn Warner, Historian and author
14th century consultant

Robin Jones, Editor of Heritage Railway magazine
Railway consultant

Jamie and Sue Lawrance, South Lincolnshire War Memorials
War Memorial consultants

Brenda and Jim Jones, Bourne Heritage Centre
For giving access to artefacts to photograph and use in the signs

Ann Wakeford, local artist
For giving permission to use 2 of her drawings (medieval Bourne marketplace and Bourne Castle)

Chris Godfrey, local detectorist
For sharing historical artefacts for use in the signs

Millie Marriner and Flynn Pakey
Nature consultants

Warners PLC
For production of the full sized draft prints for review

The members of Bourne History Group
For being on constant standby with a community of knowledge to answer innumerable questions and for delving into their personal archives, for fact-checking, editing and general support.

Project Delivery

We are also thankful to those whose employment supports and furthers our charitable aims:

Graham Copestake, Graphic Designer, Sparx Creative,
For designing the artwork for the three signs

Fitzpatrick Woolmer
For production and manufacture of the signs

Steve Scott, Flynn Pakey and Millie Marriner, BUC Grounds and Maintenance Team
For Installation and maintenance

Gunns & Roses Landscapers
For creating the space and beds at the Wellhead for the signs to sit in

Key Sources Used

J, D. Birkbeck, (1976). A History of Bourne.

Joseph J. Davies. (1909). Historic Bourne and the Surrounding District.

Steve Giullari, (unpublished). The Story of Bourne Castle.

Kennetth Jacob, (2005). Bourne and it’s Castle.

Anthony Jennings, (2019). The Bourne Identity, Articles on Buildings, Heritage and Conservation.

Michael McGregor, (2000). Historic Pictures of Bourne Lincolnshire.

John Moore, (1809) (digitized 5 May 2009). Collections for a topographical, historical and descriptive account of the hundred of Aveland.

Rex Needle, (2005). The Bourne Chronicle.

Rex Needle, (2001-12). A Portrait of Bourne.

Robert Penhey, (1989). Bourne. The origins and history of the open-air swimming pool.

John, T. Swift, (1925). Bourne and People Associated with Bourne.

Edward Trollope, (1885-1900). Dictionary of National Biography.

Edmund Venables, (1890). Bourn: It’s Castle and it’s Abbey.

Margaret Wainwright, (2020). The Tudor Dynasty, Margaret Beaufort of Bourne, Collyweston, Maxey and Deeping.