The Bower & Collier Family History

Research by Colin Bower

Photo Album

Within the web site is a range of photos which I have collated in this album with links to the relevant section of the web site.

I hope that you enjoy the photos as each one is worth a thousand words, so it is said!

Family History

Probably the most interesting part of researching the family tree is to meet up with relatives and visit places where the family lived:

Bower Family including Pitts, Hayes, Gardner and Bradbrook

Bower Family Photos


The Footballing Bowers
- My Father circa 1934
- Chris and I with My Uncle Tom & Aunt Alice
Visit to Fulham
- The George Inn, Fulham Broadway
My Father age 90
Our Ruby Wedding Celebrations 2006
St John's Church, Clay Hill, Enfield
Our son's Wedding 2006
Visit to Whitechapel
Visit to Gibraltar
St Laurence's Church, Wormley, Hertfordshire
Second Vist to Fulham including
Rowberry Mead, All Saints Church and Parsons Green
Visit to Islington including
Holy Trinity Church

Also see:

Visit to London 2011

Visit to Beckenham 2000

Football in the Family(Beckenham F C & Stanhope Rovers)

Brecht Family including Saunders/Neville, Walland & Seabourn

Brecht Family Photos


Holy Trinity Church, Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
St George in the East
Christ Church, Spitalfields
St Matthews, Bethnal Green
My First Cousin 2004
Arthur & Ellen Brecht and Family c 1924
Vist to Bovisand/Plympton 2001
Visits to Plymouth 2013/4
West Street, Portsmouth taken from the Spinnaker Tower
St Giles Church, Great Hallingbury, Essex
Visit of cousin from Australia
Second Visit to Spitalfields with 2 Cousins including
Christ Church and Fashion Street, Spitalfields

Also see:

Visit to Bovisand and Plympton 2001

Visits to Plymouth 2013/4

Collier Family including Bocking, Cocker, Cordell & Peryer/Perrier

Collier Family Photos


Visit to West Clandon 1987
Wedding of Albert Collier
Wedding of Chris' parents (Leonard Collier & Phyllis Marjoram Hunt)
Golden Wedding of Chris' Parents
Chris' parents as we remember them
Christ Church, Spitalfields
Providence Chapel, Shoreditch
St Leonard's Church, Shoreditch
St Matthews, Bethnal Green
St John of Jerusalem Church, South Hackney
- Tour of Rockies 2006
- Chris with 4 Bocking Cousins in Saskatoon
- Alice (Collier) Cocker & family
- Edgar & Agnes (Cocker) Bocking & family
- Chris at home with 2 Collier cousins
- Signatures of James & Martha (Smith) Peryer/Perrier
also see Brecht above for Second Visit to Spitalfields

Hunt Family including Marjoram, Farrow & Eustace

Hunt Family Photos


Visit to Debenham 1982
Visit to Crowfield 2000
Toot Hill, Essex 2006
Green Man, Toot Hill
Glenville Avenue, Enfield
Eliza (Marjoram) Hunt & family
Eliza Marjoram as young woman
Wedding of Dorothy Hunt & Bill Eustace
Visit of Chris' cousin and son
Arthur & Eliza (Marjoram) Hunt& family at White Webbs Lane, Enfield

Naval History Project: Sinking of SS Britannia

Sinking of SS Britannia 1941 - Photos


SS Britannia
Photos of Convoys
Cabo de Hornos painted by my father
Menu from Cabo Hornos signed by the survivors (2 Pages)
Empress of Japan (renamed Empress of Scotland)
Photos taken when we visited Gibraltar
The Thor which sank the Britannia
Commander Spurgeon who commanded Lifeboat No 3
Dad's Memorabilia
Second Menu (one page)
Lifeboat No 5 with survivors
Visits to Santa Cruz, Tenerife where services personnel were interned

Local History Project: Find the Lady!

Photos of the Lymington/Milford on Sea and New Milton area, Hampshire

Find the Lady! Photos


Photos of Calling Book
- Highfield
- St Thomas' Church
Woodside Gardens
- Memorial to Col. Henry Douglas Rooke
Milford (now Milford on Sea)
- Newlands Manor
- All Saints Church
- Memorials - Theresa John Cornwallis West
- John Cornwallis
- Mary Cornwallis West
- Milford House
Donation of Calling Book to St Barbe Museum, Lymington
St Thomas' Church, Lymington
Hinton Admiral Condolence Envelope to Ruby Murray (the Victorian Lady's daughter)
Gravestone for Henry Murray & his wife Mary (the Victorian Lady)
Visit to Galway 2017

Colin Bower
25 August 2020

Links to:

Family History Index

Sinking of SS Britannia Index

Find the Lady! Index

Visits to Places of Interest/a>

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