Reminders of past in Spalding church

The transformed rear of the church with: front  Dorothy Basford, Dee Moden, Grace Ekins, Kevin Ekins; back  Bryn Chappell, David Baldwin, Brian Pearson and David Hicken. Photo: SG2909115-103TW

The transformed rear of the church with: front Dorothy Basford, Dee Moden, Grace Ekins, Kevin Ekins; back Bryn Chappell, David Baldwin, Brian Pearson and David Hicken. Photo: SG2909115-103TW

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The early worshippers at Broad Street Methodist Church in Spalding reached out from the past to have a presence at the official reopening of the refurbished church.

There were displays in the new coffee lounge of material found in a time capsule during the refurbishment work.

Artefacts inside included a copy of this newspaper from 1886, a letter to church members in the same year as well as other papers.

On the wall of the new lounge is a plaque discovered during the project which commemorates the stone laying ceremony in 1886 and listing the people involved.

Other interesting finds during the work included a brick archway – built to cover a tree stump – as well as animal bones and pieces of pottery.