Wednesday 6 November 2019

Goole library family history day

It's that time of year again when Goole library hold their annual family history day - the 9th November. I have been going for years now and taking my computer and old photos to help anyone who wants help with their family history.

I shall be alongside my friends and colleagues from  the Boothferry Family and Local history Group,  the Goole First World War Research group, the Marshland history group and  others. We will be there from 10am to 4pm and will have access to Ancestry and Find my Past as well as indexes of local cemeteries and other records.

Come along and see us - and have a chat about local history.

I have been researching local chapels with my Goole and Howden  history classes. Who knew there were so many? We have looked at those in the Howdenshire area and found so many that you could not go more than a mile before finding one.

Of course chapels provided not only a religious service on a Sunday [and still do ] but a busy social life with classes, sports groups, anniversaries and support for members.

I am already into double figures in Goole and  just beginning to look at the Snaith and Marshland areas. But sadly many of these buildings are now empty, converted into houses or just plain gone. There were some magnificent  chapels - many in Goole for example built before there was a Church in the town.  It has been an interesting study and one cannot help but be impressed by the enthusiasm and devotion of chapelgoers in those early days.

Here are a few pictures.


Old Goole, Beulah

Goole Carlisle Terrace, now the site of Goole library and museum 
Goole United Methodist, Boothferry Road


Holme on Spalding Moor

Newport Primitive Methodist