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sjb222gir

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Re: Rainham Congregational Church
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2012, 08:49:53 »
Dear Bobdonk

The memorial was sighted in a Maidstone antiques shop in 1998, according to an article in an old Kent Family History Society Journal.  Assuming the attachment works, this should contain the story.

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Re: Rainham Congregational Church
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2012, 08:58:42 »
Hi sjb222gir

No I haven't been able to locate the memorial.  But I did manage to get a photocopy of article in a 1920s East Kent Gazette which reported on the dedication of the memorial.

Any further information or a photo would be good.

Bob

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Re: Rainham Congregational Church
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2012, 18:17:03 »
Dear Bobdonk

Have you tracked down this war memorial yet?  I have found out where it was immediately after its removal from the church, and also have a note that was made of the inscription on it.

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Re: Rainham Congregational Church
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2011, 15:25:17 »
Hi grandarog

No they won't let me view the documents.  They have got mildew/mould on them and because of "Health and Safety" can only be handled by a conservator wearing protective clothing and a respirator!

Bob

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Re: Rainham Congregational Church
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2011, 15:12:12 »
Bobdonk,
   I might be wrong,but I think I have seen somewhere that that message only means the records are not suitable to copy/scan/etc to put on line. They should still be available to view somewhere I should think. Grandarog.

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Re: Rainham Congregational Church
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2011, 12:26:21 »
Thanks for the quick reply.

I've contacted Cityark but the records they hold are "Unfit for Production" http://bit.ly/jWqgFC

I've also contacted the URC Historical Society who have put me in touch with the Southern Synod of the URC.

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Re: Rainham Congregational Church
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2011, 12:00:38 »
Apparently the Congregational Church later became Rainham United Reformed Church.
You may get some info from City Ark
cityark2.medway.gov.uk/query/results/?DateList...
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Rainham Congregational Church
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2011, 11:27:38 »
I am trying to find details of the war memorial that was in the Rainham Congregational Church.

I have found a report of the dedication of the memorial in the East Kent Gazette 19/02/1921, but I'm hoping someone may have a photo of the memorial or know where it was relocated to.

Regards Bob

 

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