Ashbury Evangelical Free Church Centenary Celebration Display of Old Photographs 1908 – 2009

(Photos reproduced by kind permission of Mr Ray Gigg)

copyright Ray GiggSupplied by Marion Turner

Miss Madeline Hedges (the future Mrs Edwards) and Mr Alfred Edwards in his study in The Kiln

copyright Ray Gigg

Ashbury’s First Mission Hall – funded by Miss Hedges

copyright Ray Gigg

The Mission Hall with rear extension added in the late 1930’s

copyright Ray Gigg

Eunice & Ray Gigg’s Wedding Reception in the Mission Hall – August 1952; note original pine panelling

copyright Ray Gigg

Abigail & William Harbourn’s Wedding in the Mission Hall -1963; note white insulation board lining and brown hardboard dado

copyright Ray Gigg

Ashbury Conference Group – 1920’s

copyright Ray Gigg

Ashbury Conference Group – approx. 1929

copyright Ray Gigg

Ashbury Mission Mothers’ Outing 1913

copyright Ray Gigg

Ashbury Mission Sunday School Outing 1913

copyright Ray Gigg

Ashbury Mission Outing to Letchlade 1914

copyright Ray Gigg

Ashbury Mission Summer Conference Marquee and Group in front of the Mission Hall – 1917-1918

copyright Ray Gigg

Ashbury Mission Sunday School Outing 1914

copyright Ray Gigg

Souvenir of an outing to Windsor – July 1922

copyright Ray Gigg

Windsor Castle 1922

copyright Ray Gigg

Womens’ Meeting Group in the 1920’s

copyright Ray Gigg

On the lawn outside Claremont – approx. 1929

copyright Ray Gigg

Gypsy Smith preaching at Cross Trees Ashbury – 1910 – 1920

copyright Ray Gigg

Occupants of car unknown

copyright Ray Gigg

Miss Hammond and Miss Haynes outside their cottage at Bishopstone – they helped with the work at Ashbury Mission Hall

copyright Ray Gigg

Fun at the seaside – please contact us if you know who these people are

copyright Ray Gigg

Mr & Mrs Edwards with Mrs Edwards’ parents (Robert & Susan Hedges) and two of her sisters outside Claremont

copyright Ray Gigg

Mrs Edwards & Miss Tucker with the older Girls Class – mid 1930s

Back Row: Iris Chivers, Joan Partridge, Gwen New, Joyce Haliday, Violet Day
Middle Row: Eunice Pill, Edith Tombs, Mrs Edwards, Miss Tucker, Florence Burson, Margaret Tombs
Front Row: Betty Kingston, Peggy Coles, Joan Coles, Gwen Bunce, Madge Day

copyright Ray Gigg

Annual Outing to the Seaside

Back Row: Eunice Pill, Rose Carter, Mrs M Sealey with Doris on lap, Mrs F Pill, Miss I Bunce, Miss D Bunce
MIddle Row:Mr F Pill, John Right, Mrs S Right, Miss B Tucker
Front Row: Abigail Reade, Gordon Reade

copyright Ray Gigg

A Christmas Tree made of apple tree branches was erected annually by Mr and Mrs Edwards – 1953-54

Irene Bunce (standing left), Doris Bunce (kneeling left) and David Bunce (kneeling right)

copyright Ray Gigg

Mr Alfred Edwards and his car

copyright Ray Gigg

Mr Alfred Edwards with his Bible Study Class

Ray Gigg, John Williams, David Bunce, John Wright & Mr Alfred Edwards

copyright Ray Gigg

Mr Alfred Edwards taking a different sort of ride in Egypt

copyright Ray Gigg

Mr William Bunce and his two daughters – Irene and Doris

copyright Ray Gigg

Miss Bunce’s Class outside the Mill at Bishopstone – early 1940’s

Front: Margaret Tombs, Elsie Cottee, Nancy Bunce, Millicent Lawford, Abby Reade, Eunice Pill, Miss Doris Bunce
Behind: Betty Fidget, Miss Irene Bunce,

photo by David Bunce

Sunday School Outing – 1962 (photo above and names below)

Identities from Ray & Eunice Gigg

Identitites from Ray & Eunice Gigg

1. Avril Chivers 2. Sandra Marsh 3. Betty Sealey 4. ? 5. Celia Simpson 6. Eric Sealey 7. Allison Tilling 8. Peter Brown 9. Rosemary Tilling 10. Margery Brown 11. Remeny Gigg 12. Eunice Gigg
13.Rita Bunce 14.Marg Tombs 15. Andrew Bunce 16. Frank Pill 17. Irene Harris 18. Chris Sealey 19. Irene Bunce 20. Mrs Pill 21. Mr Edwards 22. Doris Bunce 23. Phil Brown 24. Philip Bunce
25. ? 26. Melvyn Gigg 27. Steve Bunce 28. Jeremy Browning 29. Huggins 30. Pauline Akerman 31. D Tilling 32. Kevin Akerman 33. ? 34.Rosie Harris 35. Tim Brown 36.Sonia Blow
37. Madeline Gigg 38. Rita Akerman 39. P Brown 40. Pamela Simpson 41. Mary Blake 42. Audrey Tilling 43. Diane New 44. Chris New 45.Mark Blake 46. JIm Wilson 47. ? 48. Andrew Blow
49. Andrew Tombs 50. ? 51. ?

Please let us know if you spot any mistakes or can fill in any blank squares

Related topics

Back to Ashbury Churches