Boscombe is a village beside Bournemouth but administratively within the confines of the Bournemouth Council. It has existed as early as 1273 and has centred around a Manor estate built in 1801 by a Mr Philip Norris (no relation to Chuck).

Since those early days it has grown with the addition of a pier - to become a sizeable area along the seven mile stretch of famous Bournemouth beachland. The fortunatnes of Boscombe continue to eb and flow with a redevelopment initiative begin in 2008 to modernise it and present it to the world.