Bowness, Cumbria
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bowness and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Brian Haslam Dfc

i am researching Brian Haslam DFC and wife Cherry..i have visited the graveyard on occasions but never been able to find them. Any idea how I find them please.. researching for family member..thank you

First Years Of My Life In Bowness

I was born in Bowness in Homestead Cottage which was next to the post office. The cottage had been the village shop, and was bought by my parents Harold and Marian Brown and converted into a home. Ada Stafford ran the post office. She was a lovely lady and I kept in touch with her until the end of her life ...Read full memory

A memory of Bowness by Marcia Kell

A Visit

My father was raised in Bowness on Solway. His father lived in the cottage in the street. My grandfather, Mr John Stafford, was one of the men who used to go 'Haafnet fishing' so it was good to visit and stroll down the same roads my ancestors trod.

A memory of Bowness by Sandy Stafford