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This area has a rich and intriguing history connected to making and working. Here are a few historical facts about the area that we have used as the inspiration for patterns which we are using in our workshops with local young people.



Allegedly, Bow gets its name from the arched shape of a bridge over the River Lea in the 1100s. The River Lea’s course is split, running almost completely in man made channels, the Bow Back Rivers; these channels were originally created to power water mills, including at the southern end, the restored tidal mill called Three Mills.

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Do you know any facts about the area? Share your knowledge here!

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