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I have added a picture from the Christian Messenger of 1906 labelled Yorton Heath Chapel, and it doesn’t look anything like this picture. The Christian Messenger article, about Hadnall Circuit, also gives two opening dates for Yorton Heath chapel – one in 1859 and the other in 1861.
One possible explanation is on the Shropshire’s Nonconformist chapels website where it says that the chapel was altered and improved in 1881 – but that’s quite a substantial alteration.
What’s going on?
I remember walking from Penzance up there to preach on a wild night in the late 50s. The organist (80 y/o) came up from St Ives on his bike saying, ‘I was almost blowed off’. I don’t remember much else except that my father showed me the way.
The Reverend Thomas William Bevan is /was, however you address someone who has passed away, my grandfather. Thank you for putting together and publishing the article about him. I have some of his books, perhaps all of them but am wondering if you have any other material of his – even if you think I have it – if you could let me know where to find it. And if you know of any writings about him, apart from this article I would be interested in adding the information to my family history.
If you would like any more information about him that you don’t have here, please let me know what would be helpful to add to his page you have written here.