Saturday, August 18, 2007
From the 1901 census the Bowers family were living inPeakes Row, Tunstall, Stoke on Trent, from a little research I found the address on some old maps, and the house would have been off Watergate Street. The property looked as if it was owned by Thomas Peake who was a brick and tile manufacturer, hence the name of Peake appearing....... According to the info I have the area was redeveloped in the 1930's and all we have left are the factories of Johnson's tiles.
I rec'd an ineresting e-mail the other day from new relatives in Nottingham, researching Reginald Bowers. Well he is related and was my grand dad James Bowers's brother. This interested has got me looking into the family when it was living in Tunstall, Stoke onTrent at the beginning of the century. So much so I tracked down where they lived, or I should say, what was left. I bit 'moving' - but it has sent me on another quest and I will know more on Monday, after I have researched some maps.