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I have in my possession a Mantel clock which is inscribed to the Reverend Phillipson in 1924. I would be happy to be in touch with any member of his family to reunite the clock with them without charge. Thanks, Peter S.
Thanks for the additional information Jo. St Blazey’s an example of the era of Methodist Central Halls that appeared all over the place but have since largely disappeared.
The List of places of meeting for public religious worship certified to the Registrar-General, 1867 (page 184) reveals that there were two PM chapels in the parish of Llanwarne: Wynmill Hill, and Sandy Way. In view of the information from the National Gazeteer it is interesting that there was no Wesleyan chapel registered, though it certainly existed by the time of the 1873 Returns of Accommodation.
A little bit of extra information on the St Blazey Primitive Methodist Chapel
Maps show the chapel become Central Hall Methodist in the 1950s; Archives record that St Blazey Ebenezer was built as a Primitive Methodist Chapel and closed 1939. It then reopened as St Blazey Central Hall Methodist Church c1958, having merged with St Blazey Mount Pleasant which closed c1958. SW churches record the Central Hall Methodist in existence until c 1989.
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Geoff, many thanks for your reply. I am looking for my grandparents wedding record from about 1906. I know that he was a local preacher at that time at Mount Zion and had a Young Mens class there during the WW1 as i have letters etc. from his class at that time. He worked for WH Green timber at the time. John Marsden
John, The first place to look would be Derbyshire Records Office, either under the name of the church or the Chesterfield Primitive Methodist Circuit.
Does anyone have the marriage records of this church and would they be available for viewing.?
Do you know how this street got its name and when it changed?
The congregation is part of the Methodist Church in the Goole and Selby Circuit. Follow this link to their webpage.
It says built in 1885 and still in use…is this by a Primitive Methodist Continuing congregation?
Thanks Paul: duly moved to Shropshire
It is called Sandyway PM Chapel and is in the Parish of Llanwarne Herefordshire. It is called a PM Chapel on the first edition OS Maps. The National Gazetter in 1868 states a WM Chapel in the Parish which is at Turkey Tump but has no mention of the PM Chapel at Sandyway which should be earlier than the Gazetter. Its NGR is SO 4960 2609 and on my visit in 2000 it was very much closed. No other information is known.
As a great admirer of George Eliot I am researching the novel Adam Bede, and paying particular attention to Dinah Morris and Seth Bede, and their connection to their real-life Originals, Elizabeth and Samuel Evans. I found this article extremely interesting, especially the comments made on Wooton and other villages as “God forsaken” and “morally destitute”. In the novel Dinah describes a lead mining community as “sheep without a shepherd.” Reference is made to a short autobiography by Elizabeth Evans. What is the full title? Is this available anywhere? I would love to read it. BW
This Chapel is in Shropshire
Yes please to the photograph Liz; please email it to email@example.com and we’ll add it to the page. Thanks too for the memories of Camp Meeting Sunday.
Thanks Paul; that seems a reasonable identification
I can find five Suttons North of Wisbech straddling the Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire Border. Long Sutton, Sutton Bridge, Sutton St Edmund, Sutton St James and Sutton S Mary Parish. All have a PM Chapel recorded in and around them on your database and extensive research has revealed no new PM Chapels within the area of the Suttons so is this Sutton a reference to a Chapel you already have.
Sue, You might find records, e.g. Minutes of Trustees meetings, of the chapel in the Norfolk archives. If your great uncle held a post in the chapel, you might come across references to him in the records.
I believe a gt uncle of mine George Slade 1915- 1989 was a regular and active member of Colgate Primitive Methodist Church, I know it would be a long shot but would there be any records or photos that have survived?
I have a card, produced for the Chapel opening, priced 6d, with a poem written for the occasion by my g.g.grandmother. I could send a photo? I also have books presented to my grandmother and her sister for attendance at Sunday school there. The camp meetings described might explain something my Grandmother used to say which made no sense to me at the time. Every summer, with Grandma, we would pick whinberries on the Stiperstones, There weren’t many ready at the beginning of July but Grandma would say we could pick ‘enough for a pie for Camp Sunday’. I think this was the first Sunday in July.
There is a place called Allotment to the North East and in the suberbs of Newcastle On Tyne. A PM Chapel is marked on the Western Edge of West Allotment on the early OS Maps near a place called Benton Square. Sadly development and obvious names of places moving with the development mean I canot give you an exact NGR.
The Genuki website states a PM Chapel once stood in the area of NGR SK 939477 on Frieston Green. It states it is closed and has no graveyard and no other info is given.
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