Bow History Day

Members of the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Heritage team, who are currently busy researching the servicemen commemorated on the War Memorial, are also supporting other like-minded history buffs in the local area.

Bow Church History Day was the perfect opportunity to catch up with people involved in other research projects, share information, discuss avenues to explore and enjoy a sociable cup of tea!

One of the key aspects of the research project is to highlight the fact that all 205 men commemorated on the WW1 plaques had a life beyond that of being a serviceman. The majority, who were old enough, had an occupation in the local community before they joined up which was put on hold when they enlisted. They also left behind family and friends whose everyday life was permanently altered by their absence and subsequent permanent loss. We are hoping to build up a picture of each man’s whole life – even if it was only a tragically short 17 or 18 years.

The Heritage team are going to build as complete a picture of each individual as we possibly can through researching various sources – the London Metropolitan Archive, the National Archive at Kew, Bancroft Road and the wealth of on-line sources which are currently becoming available

britons-your-country-needs-you-war-is-hell-storeThe Team is also really hoping the descendants and families of each service man will be able to share any memories or memorabilia that they have with us. It would be wonderful to have picture to put with the names of these men who made the ultimate sacrifice for King and Country.


Please get in touch if you can help in any way or if you would like to help research one of the 205 names on the War Memorial.

2020-02-12T15:27:16+00:00March 15th, 2016|

New Kingfisher Bank

Kingfishers are regularly seen along the Regent’s Canal and other waterways in the borough in winter, but always leave before the breeding season starts. This is probably due to a lack of suitable soft, vertical banks in which they can dig their nest burrows. Providing suitable nesting sites for Kingfishers is an objective in the Tower Hamlets Local Biodiversity Action Plan.

The Friends were asked by Tower Hamlets Council to build a new kingfisher bank. You can read more about it and see pictures of the completed bank, by clicking HERE.

2020-02-12T15:26:28+00:00March 10th, 2016|