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Joyford Baptist Chapel, Gloucestershire.

Joyford Chapel

Joyford Baptist Chapel Sunday School, late 1890's

Nigel wrote: "This shot is the Baptist Chapel at the bottom of Joyford Hill, sometime around the late 1890’s. The gentleman standing on the right, with the impressive moustache, is William Henry Adams, and the lady to his left is his wife, Kate Elizabeth (Vaughan) . Somewhere in the picture is their child, Daisy Maude Adams, my Grandmother. Daisy (Lee, then from 1949, Niblett) became the organist at the same chapel. Sometime around the early 1970’s(?) the chapel was demolished, and my family came into possession of the chapel treadle organ. I don’t know what happened to the organ itself, but my sister in Derbyshire still has the organ stool, although it’s been re-covered at least once. If any of your members have any other information relating to the photo, or indeed to anyone in it, I’d be very grateful".

Helen and Mike Burke added (February 2010): "... Joyford Bethel Baptist Chapel is still standing. It has been a home for about forty years and we have lived in it for the last twenty years. It was painted white when we bought it but we had the paint stripped off and the chapel front shown in the photo now looks much the same as in the 1890s".

The plaque on the chapel reads:
"BETHEL
BAPTIST CHAPEL
1886".

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