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Bow and District Historical Society

Membership of the Society costs £10-00 per person, which includes the opportunity to join any of the project groups. Meetings and visits are free to members and some refreshment is included in the membership fee. Membership is also free to young people under 18. Guests are welcome and the charge is £2-00.

Meetings are held in Bow Village Hall

Usually at 7.30 PM on the last Monday in each month.


To view the Society constitution, click here

Secretary: Mrs Jill Nicks, Tracy View, Nymet Tracy
Tel. 01363 82468

The members of our Committee are:

Peter Green, 01363 82869, Margaret Harris, 01363 82361,
Monica Horne, 01363 82275, Gill Nicks, 01363 82468,
tricia Rodbourne 01363 881045. Eric Tayler. 01363 82241,
aroline Taylor, 01363 82950, David Timbrell, 01363 82915. Jan Wood 01837 880064
Reeves House, Bow, Cr
editon. EX17 6EN

Registered Charity No 1062825


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    ann marshall said,

    I have been trying to research my ancestry and have discovered that some of my direct relatives came from Bow in the early 1800s. Can I join your local history society? I would also like to buy the book about Bow over the past 700 years.

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    Jonathan Webster said,

    I am writing a piece about ‘Lizzie Lemure’ a famous London opera singer in the 1850’s, protege of Lord George Paget and the Prince of Wales (Edward VII). Elizabeth was the daughter of Mary Ann Knibbs (nee Lilly) who was born in Bow in around 1816 the daughter of John and Ann Lilly. I have visited the church at Nymet Tracey but I can find no references to the Lilly family in the church or churchyard.
    Any help you can give would be much appreciated and, of course, fully attributed in the article and any subsequent book or TV film.

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      Jonathan Sternberg said,

      I have a collection of 15 bound volumes containing programs and libretti of operas performed in London between 1860 and 1880, each with the name Edward Hoare. All were either from the Royal Italian Opera Covent Gareden or Carl Rosa Company.
      There are several inserted photos of opera singers. Could this be anything to do with Hoare and his relationship with Lemure or Knibbs. Is this the same family that then settled in the USA, Chicago ro New Jersey ?

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