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Peph
21-12-2008, 12:08 PM
A family story refers to a great uncle who was a lay preacher: apparently he visited the family when my father was a little boy some time in the 1920s (they lived in Blackfriars, SE London), because he was going to preach at a nearby Spurgeon's Tabernacle that day.

Would some erudite soul know where it might have been in that part of London, and how and where I could find more information about their preachers/lay preachers? I'm trying to track down what happened to this great uncle, since my grandfather, his brother, went off in search of him after a particularly horrendous bombing raid during the Blitz in 1941 and could find no trace. Spurgeon's Tabernacle archives may contain the answer.

Jan1954
21-12-2008, 12:18 PM
'Tis in the Elephant and Castle area of London and has its own website (http://www.metropolitantabernacle.org/). There are also a couple of photographs (http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65541) from 1890 and 1941.

(Can a Daft Bat be erudite :confused:)

Peph
21-12-2008, 12:29 PM
It's YOU again, Jan! You know so much STUFF!

And yes - a Daft Bat can be extremely erudite, as you proved twice in the past few minutes. Can you also fly blind?

Many, many thanks - I'm off to explore that website now.

Peph