Search For Billy Bown

Billy Bown - Chapel Allerton c 1900-1914
Researcher: St Mary's Church Wedmore
We are looking for any information about a past Allerton resident - one William George (Billy) Bown. St Mary's Church has a plaque to Lt. WG (Billy) Bown and the church want to bring Billy's history to life for the children of Wedmore.

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Mail From The US: Teeks & Ducketts

We were delighted to receive this:

Teek Plaque"I have just been browsing your local web pages and was delighted to see the pictures of Allerton church and all the lovely floral arrangements.

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The Joe Phillips Memorial Bench Joe Philips Memorial Bench

Joe Phillips was evacuated from London to Allerton at the beginning of the war. Like so many of those evacuated to the Allertons he had very happy memories of his childhood here. And he loved our Windmill.

Joe spent the greater part of his life in America in the Aerospace industry. And when he died last year his family presented a bench in his memory, which is now installed at the Windmill.

On Monday 22nd of June three generations of his extended family from both sides of the Atlantic met at the Windmill with a number of Allerton residents who were children here with the evacuees and who remembered the Phillips family – Averil Williams; Joy Morse; Ruby Ham; Josephine Millard; Alan Ham.

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