Rediscovering the Bow Heritage Trail

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Rediscovering the Bow Heritage Trail’ is Roman Road Trust’s brand new project to revitalise, celebrate and strengthen the original trail

You have probably noticed the blue and gold plaques dotted around Bow that mark the many histories of our neighbourhood. Some are found on bridges whilst others can be seen above shopfronts and houses. They are part of the Bow Heritage Trail, created in 1990 by Tower Hamlets Council. But have you ever wanted to see other local histories, stories and individuals celebrated in the trail?

The original trail showcases the rich and diverse heritage of Bow, from radical Suffragette headquarters, to a commemorative plaque remembering the first victim ever to be murdered on a train…

Roman Road Trust is excited to announce our brand new project named ‘Rediscovering the Bow Heritage Trail’ in partnership with QMUL School of Geography and QMUL Network. The project will take a revitalised look at the current Bow Heritage Trail, mixing the well-known and well-loved histories of the East End with ones that are still hidden and waiting to be discovered.

We need you!

This is where you, the lovely citizens of Bow and Roman Road, come in.

You are invited to help shape the rediscovered heritage trail by sharing your own histories of the area. Do you have any interesting stories about the history of Bow, maybe from your recent past or from your family history? What are the key places and moments that have shaped the area? Who are the people that should be remembered?

The Cultural Assembly are holding creative and interactive workshops where you can contribute your stories and historical insights. These sessions are your chance to play a part in shaping a lasting legacy for all to enjoy.

UPDATE: There are currently no upcoming workshops. However, if you would like to share a story with us, please feel free to email:

Rediscovering The Bow Heritage Trail is funded by:

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