Stow Parish Archive is a community archive that collects photographs, stories, and memorabilia of local interest. It is organised under the auspices of the Stow & Fountainhall Community Council so that any material collected will be assured safe-keeping.
The Stow Parish Archive operates through the efforts of a small group of people interested in local history and community memories. If you are interested in any aspect of the local history, please do get in touch – the more people involved, the better the collection, and the more exciting the events we can put on. The chair is Wendy Ball.
The Archive also has a Community Archivist – Mary W Craig – who’s role is to catalogue the materials in the collection, maintain the collection for the benefit of the community and to support any community heritage activities and initiatives.
We are located in the reading room of Stow Town Hall which is open between 9.30am and 4.30pm most weekdays. Mary is in the reading room most Tuesdays and Thursdays.
We are also on facebook where we regularly post the materials we receive and where others may post on the page.
Our intention is to inspire interest in the human history of the area and to build up a reference collection of material in the village that can be shared and enjoyed by all.
Pictured: Thomas Hope, second from left, outside his draper’s shop in Stow with his employees. The two little girls are thought to be his daughters, Ella and Mamie. The photograph was probably taken in the 1920s.
Photograph courtesy of Jean Webber.
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Or why not visit us on facebook and leave a message?