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Colburn, R C

Furrier and taxidermist with premises at 33 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth and Town Hall Avenue, Bournemouth c1891.

Reference: The Hampshire Antiquary and Naturalist, 1892. Extract taken from The Hampshire Independent, January 17, 1891
'An extraordinary freak of nature, an occurrence of unusual interest has taken place at the house of a working man named Hudson….he heard a scratching at the front door, which he opened, and to his surprise found a fine tabby cat there…..The man was much surprised in the morning to find pussy had five little kittens with her, one of them being an extraordinary character. It had eight legs, two tails, two perfect bodies, and only one head. The little stranger is splendidly formed, and pure white, it has been carefully preserved by Mr. R. Colburn, furrier, 33 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, where it may be seen by anyone interested.'

Reference: The Hampshire Antiquary and Naturalist, 1892. Extract taken from The Hampshire Independent, November 7, 1891
'A large bird, a fine specimen of the black-back gull (L. Marinus) [sic] was shot at Bournemouth, on Saturday by Mr. A Lilley, the Warwickshire cricketer. The bird measures five feet six inches from tip to tip of wings, and was in splendid condition. It has been sent to Mr. R C Colburn, taxidermist, Town Hall Avenue, Bournemouth, for preservation, and may be seen by anyone interested in ornithology.'