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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Methodist Central Hall WW2 Reply with quote

Methodist Central Hall, 2 Gauze Street, Paisley PA1 1EP

OS Grid Ref: NS485640



IN MEMORIUM
THE ILLUMINATED SIGN OVER THE MAIN
ENTRANCE WAS ERECTED BY THE CONGREGATION

IN MEMORY OF

John Brown
William Buchanan
Frederick Foster
John McDowall
James MacLeod
William Mitchell
Ronald Sprott
Sister Jean McNair (Poplar Mission)

WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR 1939 Ė 1945

John
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was intrigued by the reference to the Poplar Mission. According to some information I found on the internet: "A Wesleyan Methodist church was first built in Poplar on Hale Street in 1807. In 1848 the congregation moved to a new, larger church on East India Dock Road. In 1886 new classrooms and a lecture hall were added to the church. The East India Dock Road church became the headquarters of the Poplar Wesleyan Mission (later the Poplar Methodist Mission). The Methodist Church missions in the East End of London aimed to combat the poverty and squalor of this area with a combination of evangelism and social work. The church was badly damaged by enemy action during the Second World War but was repaired and was used until 1976, when it was closed and the Mission transferred to the former Trinity Congregational Church on the same street."

Name: MCNAIR, JEAN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian War Dead
Date of Death: 19/4/1941
Age: 39
Additional Information: of 1 Woodstock Terrace. Died at Billson Street.
Cemetery: Poplar Metroplitan Borough.
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some interesting stuff about Billson Street on the Isle of Dogs here:
https://islandhistory.wordpress.com/2020/03/19/billson-street/
including a reference to Jean.

It also has: On the night of 19th to 20th April 1941, between midnight and 4:00, 58 bombs, mainly 50 Kg, fell on the East, West India and Millwall Docks. As usual, bombs also fell on residential areas. Heavy rescue worker Bill Regan noted "We are out to Parsonage St, found a cluster of U.X.Bís between Parsonage Street and Billson Street, in the back gardens found the wardens and police, moving people out........A parachute mine floated down and set off the 4. U.X.Bís. It took out all of Parsonage Street, all of one side of Billson Street"
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