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I was there 60or 61 not sure but we. sang The dam busters,and. Cliff richard was there .I can remember some of the words but not all. I remember the Sunday service was televised and my parents tried to find us on the tv.
Trying to find information about the MAYC walk to Brighton/Southend 1966. North London clubs went to Southend, south London clubs went to Brighton.
Lovely to see that programme seeing as I wrote it and don’t have one! wow what a lot of work by everyone and what a fab thing the London Weekend was. 1988 was the year we did not go to Trafalgar Square for Rendezvous as it was getting too complicated and the police weren’t happy, neither were some leaders!!! change !! I haven’t got a badge either but I have a T shirt…
I was in Dayspring Steel band and played there that year. We played at MAYC a few times over the years. Wonderful and very special memories.
Dayspring is indeed still going strong, in various guises!
This building, which I attended from 1991 to 2003, certainly was converted from a cinema in 1976.
In September 2004 the Baptist Church in Bryan Street closed and the members moved up to join with the Methodist Church in Back Lane. September 11th 2005 saw the signing of the agreement to form a partnership between the Methodists and the Baptists with a new identity of Farsley Community Church. So we move from our 18th Century roots to our 21st Century vision.
Thank you for this. William Clement Hunkin was my great, great uncle and I plan to visit this once the current lockdown is over – your help in describing the new location is much appreciated.
Had a couple of holidays MYD one at Kilmory Castle and one at Mundesley on-sea unreplacable memories also Christian Endeavour holidays at Scarborough and Torquay in the late 50’s anyone else?
The memorial is actually in Farsley Community Church where it is mounted on the wall inside the church see https://www.mymethodisthistory.org.uk/topics-2/war_memorials/yorkshire-2/farsley-war-memorial
Robin Moulster i believe we are related Charles was my great uncle
Are there any photographs of the original Hampden view chapel that was in Channing street until around 1967, I attended there as a child, and lived in the house across the road from the chapel.
We have an oil painting of the Rev John Hambly Rowe a relation of ours
Updated link: https://www.lizandstu.com/getperson.php?personID=P2533&tree=hooper
Hello Derek My sister, Carol forwarded this on to me. I am Mary Fellows(Francom) I grew up in Panama with my parents, Rev Alan and Maureen Francom. So exciting to read this
Hello Derek – I’ve been sent this by my sister Carol Francom, who commented on your post. It was so wonderful reading your memories. As my sister Carol stated, our parents were missionaries there in the late 1960s, and my brother John and I were both born there, in Bocas del Toro, in 1965 and 1967 respectively. I believe Ephraim Alphonse is my God Father.
Hello Derek- I just stumbled across this page whilst browsing on my lunch break- I grew up in that house as my late parents -Alan and Maureen Francom- also served there in the 1960’s. I remember it all so clearly and deary hope to return one day- it is on my bucket list.
Having read this wonderful description of Whiston Methodist Chapel, I just had to reply. I was Sunday School Queen the year after Margaret Gammage. I had played Cinderella in the pantomime with my Beautiful dress. I had a silly crush on Buttons! I remember all the wonderful youth club Saturdays and Sunday services. I was a member of the Choir and after the service Peter Littlewood sat at the piano and we gathered around to sing our favourite hymns. This Chapel was a safe haven for me, living in a very unhappy Environment as a foster Child. I still wish I had taken my hymn book with me, with my name printed inside. I left Rotherham when I reached the age of 18 and wished never to return. The only Place I missed was Whiston Methodist Chapel. I now live in Sweden.
I visited in 1960 as part of a group from Kings Road Methodist Church, Birmingham.
Dear FAJ as we knew you, you taught us History in senior school at CCGS and I remember you well. We went on a couple of archaeological visits as I was Minutes Secretary of the school Archaeological Society in the Upper Sixth. We miss and remember you dearly. Robert Slinn
Is the building still there? My great grandfather, James Robinson was heavily involved in the church in the early 1900s until he died in 1934. He was a joiner and builder and apparently there are/were many pieces of his work in the church. Can anyone advise? Would love to see his work if it still exists somewhere.
Hi this brings back memories for me. As a 6:7 year old at the time, I recall the great excitement generated at Ashby Wesley in Scunthorpe, the lads in the Youth club 5 a side having won through to the final in London. My father was youth leader at the club at the time, so their success was a family concern. I remember the club members had a kind of “battle” chant for the team which went “ Chi wa wa – UGH”. It used wind up the opposition a treat.
Thank you for your comment. You might be interested in the document which has just been added to this post which mentions the inscribed bricks.
The correct re-naming of the church is
“The old Grendon Church” (not the old church)
the names on the side of the building were as follows – before the church was built and whilst it was being built you were able to buy a brick and have your or another name added, the proceeds of this money went towards the building of the church – the names of the people who lost their lives in WW1 is on a font which has been donated to a local church so that it can still be visited
This memorial shows Edgar Reuben Spencer – Ernest Spencer and Wilfred Spencer all brothers to my Great Grandad Benjamin Wesley Spencer who was killed in 1917 and buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in Solferino Farm, Belgium but who doesnt show on the memorial.
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