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torpointblue

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Re: Eastcourt Methodist Church, Twydall
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 14:37:48 »
Yes I stand corrected ( blushing ) I hate getting old  :)

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Re: Eastcourt Methodist Church, Twydall
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012, 14:06:34 »
I lived in Lynstead road from 1955 and was sent to the methodist hall for Sunday School It was run by a Gentleman called Mr Usher.It was from here we took our annual pilgrimage to Margate

Not quite correct.Mr Usher was from the Gospel Hall at the other end of Goudhurst Road. Now called Twydall Evangelical Church.

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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2011, 16:14:33 »
I lived in Lynstead road from 1955 and was sent to the methodist hall for Sunday School It was run by a Gentleman called Mr Usher.It was from here we took our annual pilgrimage to Margate

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Eastcourt Methodist Church, Twydall
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 20:33:45 »
Following on from my comments on The Sportsman thread (http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=9301.msg95121#msg95121), I have dug up a little bit of information on the former church in site in Goudhurst Road (now known as Hartley Mews).

Medway Council's local plan published a list of sites with outstanding planning permission, as at 31st March 2000 (here: http://www.medway.gov.uk/apps/wwwlocalplan/written/cpt11.htm). The list included:

Site Ref / Site Address / Dwellings Outstanding
GL 186 / Eastcourt Methodist Church, Goudhurst Road, Gillingham / 16

Interestingly, a similar list published (as at 31st March 1998) (here: http://www.medway.gov.uk/pdf/7599_appendix_2202.pdf), lists the same as:

Site Ref / Site Address / Dwellings Outstanding
GL 186 / Eastcourt Methodist Church, Goudhurst Road, Gillingham / 7

Anyone know when the extra planning permission was obtained/applied for?

Of course we know what the site looks like now: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Goudhurst+Road,+Gillingham&hl=en&ll=51.37655,0.580444&spn=0.002783,0.007682&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=21.665954,62.929688&vpsrc=6&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=51.37655,0.580444&panoid=128zGT4hfMm0iD3gthZOUw&cbp=12,334.01,,0,-0.19

Anyone have any photographs of the church, or it's history?

According to 11th Gillingham Scouts' website (http://www.11thgillingham.btck.co.uk/About%20us), they started using the "Goudhurst road Methodist Church" in 1960, so it presumably dates back to at least then.

 

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