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I have just been to visit a retired local preacher and his wife who showed me a poster for the opening a chapel in our circuit (though now closed) which advertised the Reverend Rattenbury as the preacher.
Thanks Janice; I have now moved the chapel to the next door County!
I think this chapel was just inside Staffordshire, not Shropshire. The border is very close, but the crossroads just next to the chapel are shown on O.S. maps as in Staffordshire.
Great to see the Lower Caversham, New Wesleyan School Chapel and the foundation stone of July 15th 1891. My Grand Mother and her parents Mr and Mrs McIlroy (Department store in Broad St.) were members here and I have a Book of Wesley’s Hymns and new supplement which was presented to my Great Mother on the day of the dedication.
The original Chapel was pulled down and replaced on the same site by the new one of 1865, which still stands.
Camborne is the correct spelling of this Cornish town.
My great grandfather was Rev John Henry Sholl
The family story is that John Wesley preached from my Great (x3) grandfather Joseph Salkeld’s farm in Gamblesby & that he gave the land on which the chapel was built in 1784 & laid the foundation stone Joseph became a preacher of the Methodist persuasion & in 1781 Joseph Salkeld of Alston and a fellow preacher Stephen Brunskill obtained permission of the Mayor of Kendal to preach from the old stone stepe on the Market Place. Salkeld at 1 o ‘clock and Brunskill t 4.0 o’clock. – thus began the first established Wesleyan Methodist cause in Kendal
I was born in 1932 and used to go to Ashby Rd Chapel as a child. My brother (born 1922) was very engaged with the Young Mens’ group along with Ernie, Eric and the other members of the Wright family. Mr, Hallam was the Superintendent and he read out the notices on Sundays with some difficulty because he was scarcely literate, but utterly honest and kind.
I was trying to explain to a friend how ‘The Anniversary’ was organised in all the Methodist chapels in the town..Weslyans, Baptists, etc. and how important it was, with extra chairs being placed all down the aisles on Sunday evenngs. At about 8 or 10 I gave up on Sunday School – and indeed religion generally – when the teacher told us the Earth was 6000 years old when I already had some knowledge of paleontology and geology.
However, these were enormously formative years for me and the sense of community and fellowship is never totally lost. The chapel itself was abandoned and demolished many years ago.
The chapel has now been sold (July 2018) to be restored as a private dwelling. More historical information on http://www.bosburyhistoryresource.org.uk
Users should be aware that this is the same building that is on my page Oxford, New Inn Hall Street, Wesley Memorial Wesleyan Church, Oxfordshire
I have information about both the Forsyths and the Lancasters that would help both William Shearer and Cecil Rose, but is not of general interest. I have contacted the website to see how we may be put in touch.
This chapel has now been converted to domestic use.
Hi. My wife’s grandfather John Lancaster (b 1874), came from Hunsonby. His father was John Lancaster (b 1831) who farmed at Hunsonby. John jnr emigrated to South Africa somewhere between 1901 and 1908 when he got married there. We are trying to trace any information about the family that remained in Hunsonby. Can you help?
This fine building was built as the 2nd Wesleyan Chapel in Camborne. To this day both building are extensively used for social outreach and worship. The Mother Chapel is Camborne Wesley that is located in Chapel Street.
Thank you for pointing that out, Colin. We will contact Janine and move the page to our sister site, My Methodist History, which includes the United Methodist Church
Hi Sue. I wonder if you could email me. I think you might be related to my husband. We have a document of William Allwood’s you might be interested in. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks
The architect was Joseph Botham. Eastbrook Hall, now closed, was opened on the site in 1903, architect W.J.Morley
Built 1804, rebuilt 1850 including façade, and further alterations in 1859, architect William Botterill, Replaced bytre Now demolished KIng’s Hall in 1910
Victoria Road was NOT Wesleyan Methodist but United Methodist Free Church / United Methodist
In 1802, six Methodists from New Sleaford asked the Bishop of Lincoln to register a building occupied by Thomas Fawcett as a place of worship. They were John Matthews, Thos Fawcette, Joseph Minta, George Fawcette, Thomas Minta and Cornelius Grrenwood. (NCRO DISS 2 / 1802 / 1 M)
Having just re-read George Eliot’s Adam Bede, I am glad to know more about the inspiration for the character of Dinah Morris. But I have elsewhere heard that the character of Adam was inspired by Eliot’s father, not her uncle.
Much of the above may also be found, together with additional photographs, on the website http://www.primitivemethodism.com, plus much other reading about early Methodism.
I would be grateful for contact with people who know about the story of Wesleyan Methodism in Blaenavon. I can be contacted via my website http://www.primitivemethodism.com or email email@example.com.
Thank you very much. I’ll try that.
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