Reverend Bown

The man who helped bring Bata to East Tilbury

Rev. Bown with Tomas Bata
Bata Reminiscence and Resource Centre

The Reverend Bown pursuaded Tomas Bata to build his factory in East Tilbury.

The full story is on the Bata Reminiscence site –

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  • Hi Tilbury memories 

    re Rev W Chas Bown at BRRC we have another picture taken in Zlin in 1928.

    Also i believe he had 3 sons serving in WW2,  according to Bata Record 1942 one lost his life during the evacuation of Crete. Also one was married in 1942 and one captured in Dunkirk.

    best regards,

    rhys jones

    By rhys jones (23/03/2014)
  • is not the rev in question Rev Bown ?

    rhys jones BRRC

    (Thanks for letting us know about this typo – I have corrected the name.
    John Matthews)


    By rhys jones (17/01/2014)

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