News, publications & forthcoming events

Bowburn Local History Society (LHS) organises various meetings, with speakers and presentations, 
to which everyone is welcome. (Admission: £3.)

All take place at
Bowburn Community Centre
on the second Tuesday of the month
starting at 7pm.

The next meeting will be:
Tuesday 10th March 2020
Martin Roberts
former English Heritage Historic Buildings Inspector
Updating Pevsner’s “The Buildings of England”
including Old Durham, Coxhoe Hall 
and Christ the King Church, Bowburn

For further meetings this year, see Bowburn LHS meetings 2020

Our latest book, “Early Years of a Pit Village”, is now on sale.
Its 394 pages list events in, or affecting, the village of Bowburn up to and including the year 1930.

Copies of the book are available, priced £5, from the History & Heritage Room in Bowburn Community Centre any Wednesday (except Boxing Day), 1-3pm, or please e-mail to arrange another time.

Copies can be ordered by leaving a message at the Community Centre or by e-mail.
Please add £3 for post & package, 
if books cannot be collected.
Cheques should be made payable to 
“Bowburn Local History Society”.

We are grateful to Bowburn & Parkhill Community Partnership and to the 
Co-operative Community Fund for funding this publication. 
Without that, it would not have been possible to publish this book at this low price.

(The sources of information included in “Early Years…” are not included in the book itself, to save space.
They can be found, however, elsewhere on this website: “Early Years…” sources.)

Guided Walks
Bowburn LHS has presented a number of local guided walks, 
as part of the County Council’s Countryside Service regular programme.

History & Heritage Room
Bowburn LHS's room in Bowburn Community Centre is open to non-members
every Wednesday afternoon, 1pm-3pm, and by appointment.
(Please e-mail to meet there at other times.)
We welcome visitors – whether with enquiries about the history of the village and, perhaps, their families, or with photographs, correspondence or other records or memorabilia that they would like to share.

Recent additions to this website include
Transcriptions of local entries in the National Register 1939
This listed every resident in the UK, with addresses, dates of birth and occupations, on 29th September 1939.
See: Local censuses etc. (These entries were updated in November 2019.)

Most recently added (in October 2019) is a selection of Electoral Registers.