De Marino


De Marino Domonic appears in a census for the first time in the 1901 census where he is shown as a boarder staying with another musician Frank BOTTO as a boarder a P Botto is listed as a cornet player in the Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra

Dominic DE MARINO played french horn in Dan Godfreys Bournemouth Orchestra.

If you look at the extract of a programme below you will see Dominic shown as "P. DEMARINO" in the horn section and his landlord in the early days F. Botto in the trumpet section.


Dominic's second appearance in the census is in the 1911 census Where Dominic is a "Boarder" with a "Widow" Rose Vine - who later in the same year he married.

Rose and Domonic used to live at 18 Robert Louis Stevenson Ave formerly Middle Road at Westbourne. The property was bombed during the Second World War. It was hit by one of three landmines that were dropped in Bournemouth that night - they came down attached to a parachute, which meant that you could not hear them coming. Bournemouth itself was never the target but being on the route to Coventry used to get any "left overs" on the way back. It was the same bomb that destroyed "Skerryvore" the former residence of Robert Louis Stevenson, after whom Middle Road was renamed.

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