Reference code(s): N/C/44
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: VICTORIA PARK CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, APPROACH ROAD, BETHNAL GREEN
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.05 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Congregational Church of England and Wales
Victoria Park Congregational Church was registered in 1865 at an iron chapel opened in 1864. A new building was constructed at the south-west junction of Approach and Bonner Roads, seating 2,000, in 1869. The church had the highest Congregational attendance in Bethnal Green in 1886, when 885 attended morning service and 953 attended in the evening, and in 1903, when 412 attended in the morning and 625 in the evening. The Church life was vigorous, including Sunday schools at Victoria Hall and Twig Folly, free concerts, and work among poor, missions, and ragged schools. Labour leader Benjamin Tillett (d. 1943), was librarian in the 1880s. The building was damaged in 1940 and closed in 1953. The site was acquired by neighbouring Parmiter's school.
From: 'Bethnal Green: Protestant Nonconformity', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 11: Stepney, Bethnal Green (1998), pp. 228-240.
Scope and content/abstract:
Register of baptisms, 1905-1950.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
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Conditions governing access:
These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998
Conditions governing reproduction:
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
Immediate source of acquisition:
Deposited 18 March 1965 (AC/65/024).
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Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: January to March 2009