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    Default Mount Pleasant Chapel - New Mills Derbyshire- June 2011 Image heavy


    Founded in 1838
    A newspaper report records details of the ceremony surrounding the laying of the foundation stones. Following a parade of bands and Sunday school pupils around New Mills and Newtown a large crowd assembled to witness the ceremonial laying of the stones.
    Mr J. Buckley, presented to Mr. J. F. Cheetham a silver trowel with which to lay the first stone. A bottle was placed in a cavity beneath the stone containing that days Manchester Courier, Manchester Guardian, North Cheshire Herald and the Independent. Mr Cheetham having duly laid the stone and delivered a speech.
    Mr. John Beard presented to Councillor Joseph Arnfield with a trowel to lay the next stone adding that he hoped he would esteem it as a reminder of that day. Mr. Arnfield replied that he should always look upon that trowel with the deepest interest, and no doubt it would be treasured by his family. Beneath the stone laid by Mr. Arnfield, a bottle was placed containing the Reporter, Advertiser, Methodist Recorder, and Methodist Times.
    Mr. Joseph Hyde, in presenting Mr. Jas. Wharmby, of Market street with a trowel, said Mr Wharmby had long been connected with the Sunday School, and his father and grandfather, old John Beard, were connected with the old place. Mr. Rendell, said that the bottle to be placed beneath that stone was the most interesting of all. When the old building was pulled down, he and Mr. Stafford found the bottle placed under a stone. The documents were damp and so rather than tear them they broke the bottle, and placed the fragments inside another bottle, as they saw. The old documents showed that the foundation stone they had lain under was laid on the 4th June 1838, by Mr. Thomas Waller, of Mellor. The old coins found in the bottle had been replaced, also a notice announcing the closing service of the old chapel, a circuit plan, a notice saying the School Board had granted the use of their premises for services during the rebuilding, the Primitive Methodist newspaper, a missionary report and a circular announcing the last anniversary.
    Mr. James Froggatt of Bridge street presented to Mr. Henry Turner, a trowel with which to lay the fourth stone.
    The fourth bottle, Mr. Rendell declared contained a bill announcing that days proceedings, and a circular, a band of hope report of the Sunday School, Sunday School teacher and officers names, trustees and committee, the latest funerals, namely Mrs. Turner and Mrs. Wharmby, Sunday School circular, newspapers and coins.
    Having laid the stone Mr. Henry Turner said, he had been connected with the Sunday School from his early days, and if he had time there was a good deal he could tell. He added that he had never regretted the day he first attended.
































    I'll be sending the box around for collections now ;)




    Under where the pulpit would be


    I didn't go any further under as it looked unstable








    The only room left resembling a room






    The rear entrance


    Last one out turns the lights off ;)



    I'm not a religious man and I don't believe in spooks or spirits but I must admit when I heard church bells going off inside here I almost crapped myself, Turns out the bells are from the town hall next door and go off every hour on the hour :crazy

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    Update on the skull I found yesterday at this site
    Went back with the fuzz this morning and someone had been in overnight and took it :O
    Police have examined the pics and are doing a full investigation into why body parts are showing up

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    Where was the skull? An amazing place.

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    it was in a box near where I exited

    Not so worried about finding an old skull as I am about it going missing

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    great report loved it thanks

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    Gorgeous find and fab pics, Paul. Beautifully overgrown. Cheers. :)
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    Fantastic photos. :)
    “Art is never finished, only abandoned.”

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    Default fabulous shots


    Thanks for posting these!! i didnt even know this place existed!! will definitely be paying a visit here!
    how long ago were these taken??

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    Sorry ignore the queestion, I just noticed the "June 2011" haha

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    it's still there next to the town hall in new mills, well worth a trip

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