Flora Thompson

Flora Thompson who is best known for her trilogy Lark Rise To Candleford lived in the Bournemouth suburb of Winton from 1903 until a few months after her brother was killed in Belgium in 1916, when they moved to Liphook in Hampshire and where the Lark Rise books were later published.

You can read more about Flora Thompson’s connection with Bournemouth on the Winton Forum which has some other fascinating history about this suburb and it’s famous inhabitants.