The Bower & Collier Family History

Research by Colin Bower

Brecht One-Name Study

Meeting up with Cousin June 2015

I had corresponded with my first cousin in Melbourne, Austraiia since 2008 nand I was delighted that I was able to meet her and her husband when they visited London.

I took them on a typical tour including London's Guildhall:

We then made our way to Spitalfields incuding Spitalfields Market and the Town House, where we had coffee, and cake!

They found the basement kitchen interesting as they were setting up a coffee house in Melbourne.

We then went past Christ Church, Spitalfields, where there were baptisms and sadly burials of Henry& Mary Brecht's children.

We paused in Fashion Street where Henry Brecht was a Colour Maker.

We caught a boat back from Tower Pier to the City

We finished up at Dirty Dicks a pub in the vibrant Liverpool Street Station area.

I hope they enjoyed the tour as much as I did.

I had never done my account of the visit justice and this became possible when I was inspired to write a piece for a new Creative Writing/Reading group within Barton Probus Club:

Creative Writing Piece

Colin Bower
31 August 2023

Links to:

Creative Writing Project

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Visit to London June 2015

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