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Podington Wesleyan Chapel

The Church in 2016 - now a residential property
The Porch
Barge Board Detail on the Porch

17 Oct. 1902 Northampton Mercury

At the opening of a new Independent Wesleyan Chapel at Podington, near Rushden, there was a pleasant interchange of courtesy between the local squire, Mr. R. R. B. Orlebar, a strong Churchman, and the .......


THIS STONE WAS
LAID BY
MR JOHN CLARK
RUSHDEN
THIS STONE WAS
LAID BY
MR GEORGE HAWKINS
WELLINGBORO
LAID IN MEMORY OF
JOHN TYSOE
FISRT MEMBER OF THIS CHURCH
BY HIS SONS W & A TYSOE
THIS STONE WAS
LAID BY
MR JAMES JAQUES
RUSHDEN
THIS STONE WAS
LAID BY
R R ORBLEBAR ESQ
THIS STONE WAS LAID BY
MR JOHN NORMAN
WOCIETY STEWARD
1902
The Stones laid when the church was being built in 1902

Bricks:
A & M GOODING
A SMITH
A E BETTLES
A L NORMAN
A G A NORMAN
F E CLAYSON
P W KNIGHT

Rushden Echo & Argus, 10th August 1934, transcribed by Kay Collins

Wedding After Twelve Years
Spell Broken at Podington Independent Wesleyan Chapel

For twelve years there had been no wedding ceremony at Podington small Independent Wesleyan chapel which consists of two converted thatched cottages. On Saturday afternoon the spell was broken. There was a wedding at last, and the village turned out in force to see the bride arrive.

But even after twelve years Podington supplied neither bride nor bridegroom. They were a couple from Wellingborough—Miss Victoria Ann Eden Baxter and Mr. Cyril James Worth— who had apparently chosen the village chapel in order to have a "quiet" wedding.

The minister (Rev. J. Sinfield) and the registrar (Mr. Read) also came from Wellingborough, leaving Podington, to furnish only the organist (Mrs. Clement Brown), and the giver of the bride (Mr. Butler, of the Red House). The hymn was "Lead us, Heavenly Father."

The only other wedding at the chapel during its 60 years history was 12 years ago.


HAROLD
W J NORMAN
SOCIETY STEWARD
1928 - 1968


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