Memory Lane

Many of these photos were shared from the Idle-Memories-Past-and-Present Facebook page

Other photos were shared with us by members of the congregation.

Third Upper Chapel showing the second cemetery

Upper Chapel Sunday School, the cemetery in the images was built over when the new Fourth Chapel was constructed. The stones were placed around the edge of the car park and then moved to the old cemetery across the road when the Fifth Chapel was built. The end of the Third Chapel can just be seen on the right of the second photo.

Map from 1906 showing the location of the burial grounds from the above photos

Idle Congregational Chapel Football Team 1908
1930s Procession going down the High Street for the Whit Monday United Service on the Green
1930s Harvest Festival – John Gomer Williams
Whit walk 1953
Building works at Idle Congregational Church in 1957: (left) Mr Haigh, (middle) Christine Dean, daughter of (right) Kathleen Garnett, wife of Francis Garnett, MD of G Garnett & Sons
Ceremonial ribbon cutting by lifelong member Pat Wilson at the Official Opening of the 5th Upper Chapel
25th September 2021

Easter Garden 2022

Platinum Jubilee Display 2022

Harvest Festival 2022

Macmillan Coffee Morning October 2022

Remembrance Sunday 2022

Christmas Day 2022

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