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1862 Centenary Sunday School Festival - Help with location please
« on: Monday 19 February 18 12:59 GMT (UK) »
I have come across this in family papers. It is a celebration of a Centenary Sunday School Festival, Whit Monday 9th June 1862.
It is intriguing why anyone should want to keep it and how it has survived so long. It is folded and quite dirty on the back as if someone has kept it in a wallet or pocket.

I am wondering if anyone else has one and can help locate  the area it came from.

Most of my ancestors from around that time were from Cumberland the Bewcastle area, (That would be St. Cuthberts Church or The Scots Church also known as Knowe Church) or Westmorland - Appleby St Lawrence, or Morland St Laurence.

Does anyone have any opinion on if it is Church of England or a Protestant Church (? Methodist)

Any help or suggestions gratefully received.

Judy
P.S. I am wondering if I am able to post the same on the Westmorland site with links to both posts?


CUMBERLAND  Armstrong Little Nixon Richardson Pearson Watson Braithwait
WESTMORLAND  Richardson Dent Nicholson Hanson Kersey/Casey Smith Heigh
DURHAM Reed Smith Reay Hammond Metcalf Bell
Thompson Armstrong Branford Parkin Heaton Oates
NORTHUMB'LAND Nixon Johnson Armstrong Branford Thompson
DUMFRIES Armstrong Bell Halliday Carruthers Johnstone
YORKS Richardson Branford Siddle
ROXBURGH Jackson Elliot Armstrong Scott
FIFE Adamson Gosman Brown
AUSTRALIA Richardson Dent Hanson Kersey

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Re: 1862 Centenary Sunday School Festival - Help with location please
« Reply #1 on: Monday 19 February 18 14:37 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if it was a Methodist Celebration -Looking at the second hymn it looks as though it was a by Charles Wesley https://hymnary.org/text/blow_ye_the_trumpet_blow

Appleby had a number of Wesleyan Churches http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/WES/Appleby/StLawrence

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Re: 1862 Centenary Sunday School Festival - Help with location please
« Reply #2 on: Monday 19 February 18 16:10 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for the reply Kay.
I have looked at the origin of some of the other Hymns and the first one is by John Cennick and Charles Wesley.
The second, you found  is by Charles Wesley and so is the third.
The fourth was written by Robert Robinson 1735 - 1790. He was a non-conformist too.

Thinking about the title "Centenary Sunday School Festival" - it also sounds more non-conformist. I know in the small village I was brought up in then we had a Methodist Sunday School Anniversary each year. So did the other villages around. We had a stage built in the church then the children all said their 'piece or pieces", and we sang hymns. We went whatever our religion as it was the only Church there. I don't think the C of E Sunday School celebrated in that way.

As it was a Centenary Celebration then the Sunday School must have been founded in 1762.

So I am now pretty sure it is a Methodist/Wesleyan Celebration. Thanks for your help.

Now I've got to think how to find out where!

Judy
CUMBERLAND  Armstrong Little Nixon Richardson Pearson Watson Braithwait
WESTMORLAND  Richardson Dent Nicholson Hanson Kersey/Casey Smith Heigh
DURHAM Reed Smith Reay Hammond Metcalf Bell
Thompson Armstrong Branford Parkin Heaton Oates
NORTHUMB'LAND Nixon Johnson Armstrong Branford Thompson
DUMFRIES Armstrong Bell Halliday Carruthers Johnstone
YORKS Richardson Branford Siddle
ROXBURGH Jackson Elliot Armstrong Scott
FIFE Adamson Gosman Brown
AUSTRALIA Richardson Dent Hanson Kersey

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Re: 1862 Centenary Sunday School Festival - Help with location please
« Reply #3 on: Monday 19 February 18 16:34 GMT (UK) »
I  have been looking through newspapers online for references to the festival but I can't find any reference at the moment  :-\

Kay

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Re: 1862 Centenary Sunday School Festival - Help with location please
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 12:44 GMT (UK) »
Just wondering if itís the Sunday school called Centenerary, instead of it being itís centenary.  Looking on tíinternet it seems that the first Sunday schools started slightly after 1762.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Raikes

Or could it be American?
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Re: 1862 Centenary Sunday School Festival - Help with location please
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 14:49 GMT (UK) »
Thank you both for your replies.

I have also started looking at Newspaper Articles but can find none to fit it in either Cumberland or Westmorland. I also looked in Durham just in case it belonged to my mothers family. I don't think there were any non-conformists there but who knows. Nothing as yet.

I have found no connection with America in my family history Gan Yam. But I know the North of England was a hotbed of Non-conformism (Is that how you say it) so think it more likely to be from the North of England where most of my ancestors came from.
It must have been significant enough for someone to have kept it.
And looks like the Sunday School may have been an early one to open.

Thank you both again for replying and giving me more ideas.

Judy

CUMBERLAND  Armstrong Little Nixon Richardson Pearson Watson Braithwait
WESTMORLAND  Richardson Dent Nicholson Hanson Kersey/Casey Smith Heigh
DURHAM Reed Smith Reay Hammond Metcalf Bell
Thompson Armstrong Branford Parkin Heaton Oates
NORTHUMB'LAND Nixon Johnson Armstrong Branford Thompson
DUMFRIES Armstrong Bell Halliday Carruthers Johnstone
YORKS Richardson Branford Siddle
ROXBURGH Jackson Elliot Armstrong Scott
FIFE Adamson Gosman Brown
AUSTRALIA Richardson Dent Hanson Kersey

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Re: 1862 Centenary Sunday School Festival - Help with location please
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 17:56 GMT (UK) »
If you're checking newspapers there's an item in the Bolton Chronicle, 14 June 1862, which refers to the "Wesleyan Centenary Sunday School"
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -† Price
Abergwynfi -† Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -† Lewis.