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There is more information about John George Winter on the website Durham at War. He is buried at Quebec churchyard, Co.Durham.
Is there any information about where he is buried? I am doing some research on the transport by train of the coffins of people who died in the Great War and this man may have been repatriated to County Durham. Henry Firth, also mentioned on the website was repatriated by train, initially via Plymouth.
From c.1820 the founders of Primitive Methodism in Lynn had a meeting room for preaching services in a sail-maker’s loft in Black Goose Street. The first camp meeting was held outside the South Gate. The early years were fraught with disagreement leading to William Wilbur (itinerant preacher) splitting from the Society and securing a preaching room in Coronation Square. Seventy members seceded with him but the Society overcame this division and went on to open the first London Road chapel in 1825. (Source: History of the Borough of Kings Lynn by Hillen H.J. 1907.)