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Membership to Salvation Army?
« on: Friday 17 July 20 22:37 BST (UK) »
Hi

My great grandfather was William Austin, who was a member of the Salvation Army, & family legend says he use to go off on his bike & he wouldn't be seen for weeks! There was even talk of another family.
How would I find information on his membership to Salvation Army?
He lived in Blaina & married to Mary Francis Dec 1885, Bedwelty (Blaina).
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Re: Membership to Salvation Army?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 17 July 20 23:43 BST (UK) »
There was a Salvation Army church in Blaina but it is closed now.  It was here:
https://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/10455/details/salvation-army-hall-blaina

The membership records would be kept locally but because it has closed, the records could possibly be found in the heritage centre when it re-opens:
https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/about-us/international-heritage-centre/international-heritage-centre-blog/two-hundred-boxes

Unfortunately a search of the heritage centre online system doesn't seem to confirm they do hold the membership records http://www.calmview.eu/SalvationArmy/CalmView/Overview.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog so you might want to email them to ask.  The email is [email protected]

Other places to enquire about the membership records would be the regional office [email protected] or perhaps Abertillery church [email protected]


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Re: Membership to Salvation Army?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 18 July 20 00:47 BST (UK) »
Thank you, I will send them an email tomorrow, thanks for your help

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Trish
Fear, Puddy, Bunn, Hemsbury - Wedmore Somerset.  Watts - Romsey Hants, Frome Somerset, Warminster Wilts & Wokingham Berkshire.  Roberts - Newport, Stone Glos, Austin - Monmouth. Dix or Dicks - Frome. Pugh - Llanbrynmair, Trevithin & Tafolwern