A wonderful submission here from the young David Evans on the subject of the 1962 Mount Zion anniversary – Mount Zion was the dark, imposing church that stood in the centre of Brownhills High Street until it’s demolition to make way for Ravens Court in the 1960s.
Mount Zion was replaced – as was the Wesleyan further up on the corner of Pier Street – by the Silver Street Methodist Church that is still so busy today – and it will soon be the 50th anniversary of that remarkable building.
If any of the Silver Street community would like to contact me with details of events I’d be happy to advertise them here. Come on folks, I know you’re keen readers of the blog đź™‚
Thanks to David and of course to Len Fairlclough for the wonderful image – names, memeories and recollections welcome – either comment here or mail me – BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Thanks!
David Evans wrote:
In the course of a pleasant chat -over a cup of coffee and slice of cake- with Mr Len Fairclough this morning he showed me this interesting photo. It shows a Sunday School Anniversary in Mount Zion Primitive Methodist Church, Brownhills, and bears the date , 1962.
This ‘double-decker’ church, which has an interesting history in itself, once stood in the High Street, Brownhills, and was demolished a few years after this photograph was taken. The replacement building now stands in Silver Street.
There seems to be some doubt regarding the name of the gentleman in the centre of the image, and also the good ladies and children. Perhaps your good readers may be able to help. Is the organist a Mr Brookes?
Many thanks to Mr Fairclough for kindly offering this image.