Idle in the drawer

Copies of the Aldersgate Magazine and some photographs relating to Rev Joseph Hucknall

Idle in the Drawer

For many years I have had in my possession two copies of The Aldersgate Magazine, the first for July 1915, Vol.XCVIII and the second for February 1920, Vol. CI.  The reason they have come down to me is that they contain the obituaries of my Great Grandfather, the Rev Joseph Hucknall, and his wife who throughout the piece is never given a name other than Mrs Joseph Hucknall.

I also have several letters from the year 1905 relating to my Great-Grandfather’s retirement from “the active work of Ministry” and these include a letter from the 86th Annual Conference of the Primitive Methodist Church, meeting at the St. Sepulchre Street Chapel in Scarborough.

Along with all these rather formal documents there is a photograph of eight middle-aged to elderly men, most very fomally dressed and one is recognisable as my forbear, with a small boy, standing to have their group photograph taken on what appears to be a local farmer’s waggon.  The small boy, I’m told, is my father but I cannot confirm that.

If any of these documents are of interest to anyone reading this blog I would be happy to scan them and send them by e-mail and then they will be idle in the drawer no longer.


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