News, publications & forthcoming events



ALL BOWBURN LHS MEETINGS 
ARE FOR THE TIME BEING 
CANCELLED OR POSTPONED

For meetings that were planned in 2020, see Bowburn LHS meetings 2020



THE HISTORY & HERITAGE ROOM 
IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE



Meetings
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.



Publications

Books
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 bowburnlhs@gmail.com 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.)


Calendars
Our main source of income for several years came from the sale
of an annual calendar, with a picture of local history interest for each month.
Some back copies of these are still available.
However it has now been decided to publish them on-line.
We ask everyone to respect the copyright on many of these photographs.


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 bowburnhistory@gmail.com 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.


Website
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.)

Added in October 2019 is a selection of Electoral Registers.

The most recent addition (January 2021) is a collection of calendars published by Bowburn LHS.