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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
This chapel has now been converted to domestic use.
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.
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?
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
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.
Victoria Road was NOT Wesleyan Methodist but United Methodist Free Church / United Methodist
Built 1804, rebuilt 1850 including façade, and further alterations in 1859, architect William Botterill, Replaced bytre Now demolished KIng’s Hall in 1910
The architect was Joseph Botham. Eastbrook Hall, now closed, was opened on the site in 1903, architect W.J.Morley
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 email@example.com. Thanks
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much. I’ll try that.
A furhter thought. The best sources for caretakers are the records of chapel trustees (minutes, accounts and working papers). The can give details of hiring and firing, remuneration, and job description. They may have been deposited at the local county archives or, in the case of chapels which are still open, they could remain with the current trustees.
Have you checked with the local studies section of the Library. The should know and are the most likely place to find a copy
A lot more information about Methodism in and around Basingstoke is available on the website https://primitivemethodism.wordpress.com/
Despite the title of the website, it is not wholly about the Prims!
Is it possible to find where Horace Smith is buried?
Has anyone written a history of this chapel, please? I believe my great grandmother, Selina Lane, was church keeper here in 1901 and I would like to know more about her. Her son became the Rev. Henry Tyler Lane, a Methodist minister.
Thank you for that comment, it is always encouraging to know that someone out there is looking at my contributions.
Was interested to see the picture of Scalloway Methodist Church. I was the probationary minister there 1960-63. It brought back some good memories.
Rev. Desmond Parker Gorham Maine USA
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