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1, Seagrave Road is a listed building, description includes: On right end, projecting to rear, a 2 storey wing with Welsh slate roof, C20 casements and tablet inscribed ‘Wesleyan Chapel 1839’. SK 64804 15982
Thanks for this information I had personally visited the grave site of Rev Dirk in the British Virgin Island Tortola Rev Dirk I was was told is my great grand Father. I am glad to know that he had served GOD well
I am told with authority Trinity joined with Pellon and Fairfield and formed Highgate Methodist in 1977.
A photo from 1915 appears to show the spire, so it must have been built. https://www.churches-uk-ireland.org/images/leics/market%20harb/meth_a.jpg
Just connected. My great grandfather, John, laid the foundation stone on Febr 2nd, 1875.
In 1947, I was with my Grand Father James W Belchar, at the Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento California. I was nine years old. Every night Gypsy Smith would open the Service with his song, “Let the Beauty of Jesus be seen in me.” I loved attending each service with my Grandfather, and was the only one of twelve Grandchildren who did so. I would like to communicate with you as your Grandparents may have been in my Grandfathers Church at that time. Thank you. Donna Pirone
This chapel is still in use. However it is now known as Upton Methodist Church.
Yes! please email your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org or create your own page on this site Many Thanks
Hi Lydia This is very interesting. Through ancestry DNA I have discovered I am related to Hunsonby Lancaster family. They emigrated to Canada in 1800s and I am in touch with descendants in Quebec. I would love to find out more about the family and if there are still relatives in the area. Kind regards, Annie
Hi I have some modern pictures of this chapel if you would be interested
I’ve added a more recent picture provided by Martin Hannant of Chipping Norton Methodist Church.
The 1805 chapel continued in use as a hall until its demolition in 1957. A new church hall now stands on its sight, linked to the later chapel of 1896 by a modern entrance way.
Victor Donald SIDDONS was in fact only awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on one occasion, London Gazette 1/1/1919, page 96. He was awarded an MBE during WW2, as a Army Chaplain.
Hello John If you could you submit a page to us about the trowel, with photos, we can link it to this page. Do you have a photo of the original Church by any chance? Regards Ann Editorial Team
EDDOWES JOURNAL, 24 May 1871, page 4. “WORKING MEN’S HALL, SHREWSBURY. A TEA MEETING will be held in the above Hall, on WEDNESDAY NEXT, MAY 31st, 1871, on Behalf of the BUILDING OF THE NEW WESLEYAN CHAPEL, FRANKWELL. Tea on the Tables at Five o’clock. After which a LECTURE will be delivered by the REV. F. J. SHARR, of Manchester. SUBJECT: ‘GOD IN HISTORY’. The Chair will be taken at Seven o’clock by C. C. COTES, ESQ. Tickets for Tea and Lecture, 1s. Lecture only, 6d. each may be had from Miss TIBNAM, Wyle Cop.” ———————————-
On the photograph captions the words “east” and “west” are reversed. What is described as the west side is in fact the east, etc.
Hi, I have a photograph from the early 1930s which I believe is of a large outing of the Dilston Road Wesleyan Methodist Church. With about 70 plus people on, with two people in the middle holding a cup. My grandma Margaret Edwards is in the picture as a teenager. I think it’s a Methodist outing because the teenagers/men at the back all have circular pin badges on. I’d be really happy to share this picture if someone could shed some light on it?
In answer to Joan Baker, Tyne and Wear Archives hold the records of the school, which include a file relating to the sale of the school to the local authority in 1913. There was also apparently an East Jarrow council school which was definitely open in the 1930s. So your mother may have attended school in this building, but it was no longer under Wesleyan control by then.
Thank you for your message. The record was found on Ancestry and you can see the image if you go to Rev William Richard Rogers tree on Ancestry and his son Richard Naylor’s gallery. If not I could email it to you. The essential information is:- Henry Armstrong son of Hilton Cheeseborough and of Eleanor his wife who was daughter of George and Mary Robinson.
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I am a relative of Rev. Hilton Cheeseborough and was wondering if you have the son’s name so I can remain following the family tree down to my grandmother’s side. I believe he was married twice and I would be from his first marriage. I do have printed sheets from his ministry on the Island’s That a friend was able to obtain from the churches.
On my father’s side their are also a line of Ministers from Wesleyan
Hi, Thought you may be interested that I have in my possession a silver trowel that was used to lay the first stone for building some of the original church. The trowel is inscribed and dated 1883. The stone was laid by a lady called Emily Steele. I can forward you some photos if interested. Regards John Hands.
The Building News of March 27, 1896 contains a full account of the design of this church, and an illustration and plan (page 453). These may be viewed by following this link http://www.builderindex.org/?q=node/385
Did this school definitely close in 1913? My mother seems to think she attended this school from about 1934 to 1937. She is 91 now and lived in East Jarrow at that time.
My ancestor, Martha Padgett, was buried at Eastbrook Chapel in 1873. Another branch, the Wests, were buried at Great Horton and Undercliffe Chapels. I have their memorial cards.
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