Although the Rechabites were originally the Biblical descendants of Rechab, the name was adopted by the Independent Order of Rechabites in 1835.An off-shoot of the Temperance Movement, they were a Friendly Society formed to practice abstinence from alcohol, also to provide insurance and savings schemes for their members. See also: Temperance Hall / Rawdon Empire … Read more

Baptist Chapel 1712 – 1972 (1)

It was a time when religious nonconformists were outlawed and risked breaking the law to hold services in the style the chose rather than follow the doctrine of the Church of England.Worshippers had to meet secretly in hidden or out of the way locations and they met under the rock until the first Baptist Chapel … Read more