Page 15 – The History of Rosebery Park Baptist Church and Pokesdown: 1970s-80s

Near the start of Rev Dennis Banfield’s time as RPBC Minister, 1969/70, the alterations to the front aspect of the church were finally finished, after delays caused by reaching agreement on new fire precautions. The new central entrance and glass divide between vestibule and sanctuary (i.e. between the entrance area and the part of church …

Page 14 – The History of Rosebery Park Baptist Church and Pokesdown: late 1960s

A PDF of the newspaper articles and documents is available here. They are images, and not plain text, but they can be enlarged for easier viewing this way. Allan Clappen, who had already financed the new organ, gave a further generous gift which enabled welcome alterations to the front of the church building. Robert J. Jeans, …

Page 13 – The History of Rosebery Park Baptist Church and Pokesdown: the 1960s

The date of this photo is unknown, but it is after RPBC moved into this building (formerly known as “Keswick Hall”) in 1952, and BEFORE the alterations to the front of the building carried out in 1969/70. (See below for more on this). “The 15 firemen who are the Pokesdown fire-fleet, work in three separate …