|Salem Methodist Chapel, Regent Street|
I have attached another photo, possible the Salem Sunday Cricket team.Again my dad Norman is shown with the cup at his feet next to him is his older brother John, and then to his right Bob Emison.
(Jeff Stevens - received 14th July 2014)
I have attached a photo that I believe shows an event at the Salem Chapel from around the 1953 period
I think that David Emison might be the lad with the cushion to the right of the photo. My brother Bob stands next to the lady on the back row and that one next to the bespectacled lad on the left of picture is me! Regards Jeff Stevens (14th July 2014)
"Jeff I think the lad on the left on the back row between you and your Bob might even be yours truly!" I can also recognize Jimmy Greenwood (the tall lad with glasses and stood up to the left side), and Lynn Hargreaves (Rose Queen) in the centre with her sister to the right of David on the front. There are others also which look very familiar.
Hi Bryan - The boy with the spectacles on the third from the right (middle row) was called Peter Jenkins, he lived in Spring Gardens. He went to the Swimming Club when we did and
I think he was in the schoolboys squadron team at one time - late forties early fifties. I believe he later worked at the baths. Don't recognise anyone else. Marie Ives. -
The lad who is fourth from the right on the middle row is Michael Whittaker and his dad was called Arnold Whittaker, who used to be the caretaker of the Church at the time. Michael remembers helping his dad to shovel the coke down the shute at the side of the Chapel when it was delivered for the boiler. It seemed a endless task because they delivered tons of the stuff at the time. (information kindly from Michael Whittaker on 16th July 2015)
Also we have several photos of the Salem UMFC choir with their production of Iolanthe in 1929. Because of the large quantity I have already moved them over to the photo album (external hosting site) which can be accessed here. If you want to check them out please click here and select image and then enlarge if necessary. when finished just keep clicking back button to return to blog - Here are the notes to accompany the photos for the Iolanthe production: The Lord Chancellor (Ben Stevenson) and the Earl of Mountararat and Earl Tolloller, Queen of the Fairies was (Hilda Hoyle), and Phyllis and Strephon was (Dorothy Wilkinson and Stanley Rawlinson.
|King Street Methodist Chapel|
|Manchester Road Methodist Chapel which in 1962|
became the home for members of King Street, Salem and
|The original site of the Salem Methodist Church,|
now the site of St. James C of E School.
|Manchester Rd Day and Sunday School|
Foundation stone laid May 1862 (photo kindly supplied
by Jackie Ramsbottom)
You may also wish to check out the "Disappearing Churches" blog by clicking here
Also of interest is the History of the King Street Methodist and here thanks to Jackie Ramsbottom I am able to publish scans of this historic document (history section only)