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I am looking for Dabou hospital picture since 1965 and youth Methodist England picture MAYC.
Delighted to see this photograph (I also have a copy) on the website. My father was Arthur Edward Breeze. I also have a picture of what I believe was the college football team and will submit this in case anyone else is able to identify a family member
I never had a chance to meet my beloved cousin who I fondly called Uncle Victor. I had an extremely close relationship with his brother Aston who was for me not just a cousin but Uncle Aston. I’m truly blessed to be a member of this clan- special in too many ways to mention. RIP Uncle Victor.🙏🏾
My father was C Raymond Smith. I’m writing his ‘story ‘, starting with a timekeeping. He left for college 1948 and his first ‘post ‘ was Manchester Central Hall as assistant industrial chaplain with papers and pictures dated 1951. How long was the training for ministers then? Any more info gratefully received. I have pictures from Kinver and press cuttings about a bowls game!?
I was Miss MAYC in 1976 as Sue Foster and have many happy memories of going around the other youth clubs as part of year in office. Have many pictures of that and previous years. We had so much fun.
Many happy memories of the London Weekends in the 1970s. I had the huge honour of being Chairman of the National Members Committee about ‘78/79. Coming from a tiny village youth club (Waltham in NE Lincs), this really was a huge thrill.
Plaque one appears to be from The Quay Wesleyan chapel, Chapel Street. The last but one name is Rev. W.C. Wilks M.C., who is the subject of another page (in the Chaplains’ section).
Plaque two lists the men from St. John’s Primitive Methodist chapel, in St. John’s Road.
This is the memorial for the chapel in Church Street. The Roll of Honour for Wesley chapel, Wilton Road, has just been added.
great article Andrew, great memories.
Hello I’m hoping someone can help me. I’m currently working at number 12 at the Folly Fields And I have come across a WW1 medal which I found underneath the old wash house shed base that used to be in the back garden. I have also found some old intact bottles believe to be from 1901 /1920 I would be grateful if somebody could get in touch as I can only imagine this medal belongs to one of these lads on that window.
Further research has revealed that three men baptised in the Wesleyan Chapel served, but returned. These were Walter Croson (born 1.3.1880 and baptised 23.10.1881) Thomas Baden Hardstaff (born 20.4.1900 , baptised 1.7.1900) and Albert Pidcock ( born 7.3.1881, baptised 10.4.1881).
Moor Lane was the Primitive Methodist chapel in Lancaster.
I appeared at the Royal Albert Hall youth concert when I was 15. Many years ago. Juggling and plate spinning to music with a team from Hull. I also attended every year until I was about 20.
Thanks for drawing my attention to Askew’s Free Methodist Manual 1899. Is there any possibility of a digitised version of what I imagine is a scarce item being made available online. Is there anything similar for the other pre UM denominations?
I couldn’t agree more with the two comments made. We have digitised some key works from just after Union. The 1940 Statistical Returns list all the chapels still open and indicate their original denomination, and Who’s Who In Methodism 1933 contains (pp30 onwards) a list of all the Circuits from each uniting church under each new District; but those are just surrogates. We have been able to digitise a number of sources on Wesleyan Methodism held connexionally, and I know the editors of My Primitive Methodists work hard transcribing sources on the PMs, but we do not have any sources on the other parts of Methodism to hand. I would encourage anyone who can find them to make them available. There are links to a number of works on the Bible Christians, MNC and UMFC on the Methodist Heritage website.
Askew’s Free Methodist Manusal 1899 has on pp 264-277 lists of all circuits and chapels and preaching-houses in the UMFC.
Thank you for alerting us to that-I’ve fixed the link now.
I think there were various designs of collecting boxes over the years, but I had one like the above in the 1960s.
The link to the JMA page of the Methodist Church leads to a page titled “Page Not Found”.
When I was a child many years ago (about 1970), I was in a Methodist Church Sunday School. I collected money and got a medal with “JMC DSO FOR ZEAL FOR CHRIST” on it. I cannot remember whether or not I collected money in a collecting box like the one in the picture – is that what children used then, please?
How fascinated I was to see the pictures and articles on Edwinstowe Methodist Church. I attended this church with my mum and dad and I became a member and was married to my first husband at this chapel. The most interesting fact though is that my dad was a cabinet maker and he made the pulpit, communion table, christening font and the cross. His name was William Tippping. One day I will journey back to Edwinstowe and have a trip down memory lane.
Hello Joy, hopefully you will get this message.
My name is Kris Schug, I used to live in number 2 Marshalls Way between the early 1980’s and the mid 1990’s with my Mum and Step father.
I remember your Father Les, and I think you and your family that lived with him too?
My reason for contacting you is, for years I have been extremely interested in local history , especially the Folly, Cherry Trees & Marshalls Heath , as my family have lived in the area for generations.
I also founded a Facebook group some years back, to remember those folks and places now long gone, from the area, to arouse memories and generate discussion
The Folly chapel always held a fascination with me and it was sad to see it go, members of my family worshipped there too, and my Great Grandmother’s brother, Bertie Lawrence, was one of those commemorated on the windows.
I would dearly like to see photographs of the memorials you have in your possession, if you would be kind enough to share?
Also I’m trying to compile a story for a local publication regarding three local lads who signed up together and served in the Great War, one of the trio being Harry Smith (your Grandfather Cecil’s brother) I have found Harry’s service records online and also Cecil’s.
I was hoping you would have further information, if you were willing to share? On Smith Bros. Builders formation , growth etc and Harry Smith’s position in the company, or really any family information you have post First World War
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org I hope to hear from you soon
Very best wishes
As a past member of St Georges Tonyrefail and a decendant of one of the original members I was interested to hear the RCT council is closing the Centre I understood the ground and building was only to be used for the benefit of the community and it is now a war Memorial for WW1
The entry for Rev. F.O. Sheppard can be found in the listing of Primitive Methodist Ministers. This is because he trained at Hartley College, Manchester.
My father remembers attending services of this church held in the kitchen of Soss Moss Hall in the 1930’s when his uncle, Wilfred Proudlove,EBOBC farmed Soss Moss Hall
My parents (Leslie & Elsie Smith, nee Hunt) were active in Folly Methodist Chapel all their lives. Leslie was organist for 70 years from the age of 11, having been taught on the organ at St. Helen’s Church, Wheathampstead. I was brought up going to Sunday School at Folly. When the Chapel was sold and due to be demolished, I purchased the other two memorial windows – to Henry Smith and Arthur Hunt. They are currently displayed in our home in Manningtree, Essex. My grandfather, Cecil John Smith, started a building company after the first World War and built most of the houses in the Cherry Trees area, all of the estate towards Batford and the council estate at Marford, Wheathampstead. Smith Bros built the rooms behind the Chapel (the hall in the 1920’s and the Sunday School Room in 1938 – I have the copper memorial plaque to the opening of the SS Room. Other members of the family (Smith, Munt, French & Hunt) were workers in the Hat Factory next to the Chapel, on the railway or as agricultural workers, when the Chapel was built.
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