Page 7 – The History of Rosebery Park Baptist Church and Pokesdown: Into a new century, 1900s to 1920, cont’d

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Granville Road on the Rosebery Park Estate, c.1909.
Source: Alwyn Ladell Flickr.
Morley Road chapel
Morley Road Chapel, photo taken in 1910.
From booklet ‘Pokesdown and Iford Yesterday’ by J.A. Young.
Morley Road on the Rosebery Park Estate. Undated. Source: Alwyn Ladell Flickr.
This is what the Morley Road chapel looks like today. Since 1st July 2018,
Turning Point Church have been using it for their Sunday services.
Photo taken 5th April 2018 for RPBC.
The Pokesdown Tram Depot was built in 1905 on the Christchurch Road. It’s back entrance (modern day Morley Close) is on Morley Road, on the Rosebery Park Estate. From booklet ‘Pokesdown Past 1750 to 1900’ by J.A. Young.
Pokesdown, Christchurch Road. Date unknown but c.1916.
Source: Boscombe East Post Office Twitter.

After serving as a Chaplain with the forces in World War One, Rev. Henry Bury was the third Minister of Rosebery Park Baptist Church, from 1918 to 1921. His ministry at RPBC saw the start of Boy Scouts and Girl Guide meetings, the church being registered as a place of worship in 1919, and the 1921 installation of electric light in the chapel, at a cost of £29.19s!46

Bournemouth Guardian 1918 Henry Bury recognised as pastor RPBC
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Rev. Henry Bury, Minister at RPBC 1918 to 1921.
Photo property of RPBC.

The initials “6th and 7th Wm. iv c.85” in this cutting stand for The Marriage Act of 1836, in the 6th and 7th year of the reign of his majesty King William the Fourth.46a

Newspaper image © The British Library Board. All rights reserved. With thanks to The British Newspaper Archive.
index card from the First World War naming Sergeant William Charles Addoo of 27 Morley Road, Pokesdown
An index card from the First World War records, Source: Fold3. Sergeant William Charles Addoo, of 27 Morley Road, Pokesdown, Bournemouth – the caretaker’s cottage with the Rosebery Park Baptist chapel in Morley Road. William Addoo was born in 1874. Discharged from the Hampshire Regiment 23/12/1919.
newspaper article in Bournemouth Guardian, 1919, saying the Baptist church in Harcourt Road has been certified for religious worship
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Bournemouth Guardian 1919 Henry Bury anniversary
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