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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.
As the link appears to be not working at present, further details follow. The Roll of Honour appears to have been compiled in the order of the men’s enlistment.
David Lewin Whitehouse Lance Corporal 2nd Royal Scots died 26 August 1914 aged 19. son of Annie Wakeling (nee Lewin)
Alfred Clark Private 1/5th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment died 12 August 1917 aged 26. Of New Street.
John Billings Private 1/5th Lincolns died 1 July 1917 aged 38. Of 14, Nottingham Road
Albert Billings Private 9th Leicesters died 25 September 1916 aged 31. Brother of John. Of 134, Sileby Road
Bernard Waring Private 2nd Leicesters died 11 March 1917 aged 19 son of James and Catherine
Frank Towe Private, 1st Leicesters died 4 June 1915 aged 33. Of 7, Cotes Road
Arthur Dilks Private 1st Leicesters died 15 September 1916 aged 31
James Ferrin Private Labour Corps died 15 February 1918 aged 47
William Ferrin Private 2/6th South Staffs died 17 February 1918 aged 19. Of 125, North Street and son of James
Harry Ferrin Private 1/5th Leicesters died 6 August 1918 aged 23. Of 125, North Street and son of James
Bertram Brown No further information as yet.
Does anyone have any photographs of Brunswick church that are not already on the Internet? Also if anyone has a recording of the organ that would be great 🙂
I was very interested in the paragraph about Corporal Neal and especially his first names. His sister, Ethel, was my grandmother and married Thomes Guilford Turlington. My late father, Thomas Reginald Turlington, was obviously named in Corporal Neals memory. It’s something I wasn’t aware of before.
I had great respect and fondness for FAJ. He tried teaching me history at CCGS but I failed to come up to standard. He preached at my chapel too, a lovely man.
Thanks for the opportunity. I write this with great appreciation to the Methodist Church for naming the Seminary after our maternal grandfather, the late Rev. Seth Molefi Mokitimi. Our mother is the only child and daughter of Seth and Grace Mokitimi.
I was a church member of Eastbrook hall from the age of 7. I was in the brownies, and the girl guides until I moved away in the late fifties. I went to morning services, Sunday school, and evening services every Sunday. I also attended junior guild. My love of classical music today is because of the wonderful organ recitals by Oliver Knapton who in my mind was unequalled in musical talent. Dr Maurice Barnett was my idol and I often wonder how his children developed in their lives. My life revolved around Eastbrook and the wonderful services and music are still with me today at the age of 82.,many miles away in Western Australia.
Have just found this site. I had the honour of having a Margaret and Maurice As my youth leaders back in the late 70’s early 70’s. We went to a Morley Methodist youth hostel in Guernsey twice with them. Also did a Wendy house at a service at the Albert Hall for MAYC weekend. On marrying (a member of the youth club) in 1975 we kept in touch and even used their cottage in Oxfordshire. My name then was Glynis Lloyd and I am now approaching 66 !
I have a copy of Methodist Church Buildings, as at July 1st 1940. Listed under Circuit 271. Keighley (West Lane) is West Lane, which had been a PM Stone built , 850 seater, two school hall, and it says 14 other rooms.
As a young preacher I took services here Great people they sang like a nest of birds and had a deep spirituality Thanks for good memories
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