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Newton Memorial Chapel Loftus

Newton Memorial Chapel Loftus

A wonderful hand tinted postcard view of the chapel – bombed on 15th March 1941 and now replaced by two bungalows – the remains of the graveyard which surrounded the chapel can still be seen today. Norman Patton tells us: ”Robert Newton,  to who’s memory this chapel is dedicated,  was born and lived at Home Farm in Roxby which is where my wife, Margaret, lived with her mum and her sister when I met them in the early 1960s.  Hazel McLaren,  Margaret’s  mum,  had married  Joss Welford , a tenant farmer,  some 7 years after losing her husband,  Hugh,  in the final week of World War II. On a separate matter,   I would like to know  if there is a record of Baptisms,  Marriages and burials kept locally for the chapel?”
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson and Keith Bowers, with many thanks to Norman for that update.

2 comments to Newton Memorial Chapel Loftus

  • Norman

    Robert Newton, to who’s memory this chapel is dedicated, was born and lived at Home Farm in Roxby which is where my wife, Margaret, lived with her mum and her sister when I met them in the early 1960s. Hazel McLaren, Margaret’s mum, had married Joss Welford , a tenant farmer, some 7 years after losing her husband, Hugh, in the final week of WW2.

    On a separate matter, I would like to know if there is a record of Baptisms, Marriages and burials kept locally for the chapel.

  • Nivard Ovington

    The records for Newton Memorial Methodist Chapel, Lofthouse are available from FamilySearch; Marriages 1902-1940; Monumental Inscriptions 1830-1910.

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