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Meet the Bowlers Ask the Bowlers Interview with Joyce and Hilary


  The Bowlers were one of more than 400 families that applied to live in the 1900 house. As a typical 20th-century family, they had to come to terms with a life lacking the many luxuries we take for granted in our modern lives. On the other hand, this family is unusual: they have a genuine passion for history and they took full advantage of the unique experience they were offered. They were uninhibited in front of the cameras and able to express their views and emotions clearly.

Constance Bowler, the oldest child in the family, did not live in the 1900 house. She continued with her job and looked after the modern home the family had left behind.

Paul Joseph
Joyce Hilary
Kathryn Ruth

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