News, publications & forthcoming events

Our latest book, “Early Years of a Pit Village”, will be available in December 2018.
Its 394 pages list events in, or affecting, the village of Bowburn up to and including the year 1930.

Copies of the book will be available, priced £5, from the History & Heritage Room in Bowburn Community Centre in December 2018. Orders can now be made – by leaving a message at the Community Centre or by e-mailing: – but 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 for obtaining funding from the 
Co-operative Community Fund, and to the Co-op for making that available. 
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.)

Bowburn Local History Society (LHS) organises various meetings, with speakers and presentations,
 to which everyone is welcome.
Our 2019 programme is currently being put together. Details will be posted here when available.
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.
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.