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All Saints Church Choir (Richmond Hill) (2 comments)
Black & White image1962. Image shows members of All Saints Church Choir, photographed in 1962. On the front row is the Vicar of All Saints, the Reverend Bernard B. Russell. Seated to the left of him is the Organist and Choirmaster, Mr. George H. Underwood. Mr. Underwood had been the organist at All Saints Church since 1937. He moved away from the Leeds area in 1962 when he retired to Rolleston-on-Dove in Staffordshire after over 25 years service to the church. His long service also included his membership of the Parish Church Council and management of the Day Schools. Some choir members are identified as follows: On the back row, from left to right, are Bill Hudson, Mr. Stirracher, Clive Shevins, ? Musgrave, Michael Russell and Eddie Shevins. On the middle row, first from the left is Martin Russell. Second in from the right on the middle row is Paul Hudson. The boy seated beside Reverend Russell is Stephen Russell. Any other identifications welcomed.
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Group Portrait Showing Members of Oxford Place Chapel (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. Group portrait showing members of Oxford Place Chapel as they pose for the camera with a large trophy in the form of a shield. It was taken in the early years of the ministry of the Reverend George Allen, who is seen left of centre behind the shield. Reverend Allen was appointed in 1910 and remained at Oxford Place Chapel for ten years before taking up the post of Connexional Secretary of the Wesley Guild. Behind him is one of the Deaconesses, Sister Amy Yeo. she is wearing her uniform of a dark pleated blouse with a white bow at her throat. At one time there were as many as seven Deaconesses working for the mission at Oxford Place Chapel. Any other identifications or information welcomed, particularly with regard to the trophy as, unfortunately it is impossible to make out the wording, even when enlarged..
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Oxford Place Chapel, the "Witness Box" (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. Photograph thought to have been taken in Oxford Row with Oxford Place Chapel in the background. In the foreground is the "witness box", a mobile pulpit used for open-air meetings held throughout the city. It is built around a two wheeled hand-cart and the preacher could climb into it and address the crowds from an elevated position. Flanking the "Witness Box" a name by which it was fondly known, is, on the left, the Reverend George Allen B.A., and on the right, wearing a straw boater, his assistant, the Reverend J. Hugh Leyton. In a book entitled "100 Years at Oxford Place Chapel" published in 1935, Reverend George Allen is remembered as thus: "He was over-flowing with energy - abounding in enthusiasm - never tired and always on the run; During one year of his ministry there were 35 open-air meetings a week running, and he was at them all".
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Reverend George Allen B.A. pictured with three women (Unknown)
Black & White imageUndated. Portrait of the Reverend George Allen B.A. who began his ten year ministry at Oxford Place Chapel in 1910. He is pictured with three women. Wearing a striped blouse, and standing to the left of him, the young woman is likely to be Miss Allen, his sister. She was very much involved in the life of the chapel, teaching classes and making home visits. We would be interested in learning the identity of the other two ladies.
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Reverend J. Hugh Leyton in the Oxford Place Chapel 'Witness Box' (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White imagec1912. Image shows the Reverend J. Hugh Leyton, one of the assistant ministers of the Leeds Wesleyan Mission Circuit, based at Oxford Place Chapel, as he delivers a sermon from the Oxford Place Chapel 'Witness Box'. (This is the name it is jokingly given in "Leeds Wesleyan Mission Reports, 1907-1923".) This mobile pulpit is mounted on a handcart and there are banners promoting "Leeds Wesleyan Mission Circuit" and "God is Love" around the top. It was used for the regular Open-air services held during the day and in the evenings around the city centre. The evening services were known as "Lantern Services". In one particular year as many as 35 Open-air services each week were held during the spring and summer months. For example, it is recorded that in one particular week, on the Sunday night, a meeting was held in the Town Hall Square, on Monday evening on Woodhouse Moor, Tuesday in Wellington Lane, the Town Hall Square again on Wednesday and on Thursday evening they met in City Square. Friday was a night off but on Saturday nights members of Oxford Place Chapel would parade through the streets of Leeds led by a brass band and carrying a banner. "Scouts" would mingle with the crowds, encouraging people to take part in the Lantern Service which was normally held in Wade Lane. Even in the depths of winter Open-air meetings were maintained on Tuesdays and Saturdays. In 1910 the Reverend George Allen B.A. began his ten year ministry at Oxford Place Chapel and was the driving force behind the "systematic Campaign" of open-air work which began in 1911 as outlined above. His assistant, Reverend Leyton went into the ministry in 1908 and worked as a Wesleyan Methodist Prison Chaplain in Canterbury between 1909 and 1910. He came to Oxford Place Chapel in Leeds in 1912 and left in 1914 "after splendid service faithfully rendered". (Leeds Wesleyan Mission Reports, Oxford Place Chapel, 1907-1923). Sadly, Reverend Leyton died in 1918 but it is not known at present if he was killed in the First World War.
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