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Title: The Choir of Slack Chapel, Heptonstall. - DEF00204

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Title

The Choir of Slack Chapel, Heptonstall. - DEF00204

Subject

Chapel, Choir, Church, Churches & Chapels, Churches_&_Chapels, Heptonstall, Minster, People, Places, Slack Baptist Chapel, Slack Top

Description

Heptonstall Slack Baptist Chapel Choir c.1909, taken to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Choirmaster, William Greenwood, nickname William the Singer.

Bottom row from left: Sarah Pickles, unknown, Francis Greenwood who was killed in the First World War, Maggie Pickles nee Black who married one of her bosses, Hilda Greenwood (Greenwood was a very common name in Heptonstall Slack).


Second row from left: unknown, May Greenwood who was a Millworker, unknown, unknown, George Lister Sutcliffe who was an architect and lived in a big house, Francis Greenwood the choirmaster, E.G. Thomas the minister, unknown, Amy Gill nee Sutcliffe who was a millworker, unknown, Lilly Clay nee Sutcliffe also a millworker and sister to Amy, Rose Fielding a maid from Peterborough who married locally.

Third row from left: unknown, unknown, unknown, ? Greenwood, Marshall Gill, Ara Gill who was Marshall's son and who married Amy, they owned a mill, unknown, ? May, Evelyn Pickles grandson of William Greenwood and sister of Sarah, he was a manager of the firm of Greenwood and Pickles.

Back row from left: unknown, unknown, unknown, Harold Pickles brother of Sarah and Evelyn, John Greenwood Sutcliffe nicknamed Jack O'Hanna, mother's maiden name, he was the caretaker of the church and a gravedigger (though not necessarily at the time the photo was taken and he was the father of Amy and Lily .

The General Baptist Chapel at Slack Top opened in 1808 and was completely re-built in 1878. The building now functions as a community centre and self catering hostel but an evangelical group does still hold Sunday services in the centre.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Pennine Horizons Digital Archive

Date

1900s

Rights

PHDA - David Fletcher Collection

Identifier

DEF00204.tif

Citation

Unknown, “The Choir of Slack Chapel, Heptonstall. - DEF00204,” Pennine Horizons Digital Archive, accessed December 12, 2018, http://penninehorizons.org/items/show/23122.

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