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

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 …

Page 6 – The History of Rosebery Park Baptist Church and Pokesdown: Into a new century, 1900s and First World War

It was during Rev. William Perkin’s ministry, 1899 to 1918, that Rosebery Park Baptist Church, until then an independent Baptist church, was accepted into membership of the Baptist Union.36 An article in the ‘Bournemouth Guardian’, from 1906, describes Rev. Perkins as “esteemed from one end of the town to the other as a Christian gentleman, …

Page 5 – The History of Rosebery Park Baptist Church and Pokesdown: The Rosebery Park Estate, cont’d

If you know where the name “Lockyer Hall” came from for the old chapel in Morley Road, let us know! (For all the theories about this, see note 33 in Sources of Information!) I could only fit some of Pokesdown’s history gems on the map above, so I’ve made a table to acknowledge some more …

Page 4 – The History of Rosebery Park Baptist Church and Pokesdown: The Rosebery Park Estate, cont’d

Here is historical evidence of the name Rosebery Park Estate! from the ‘Bournemouth Guardian’, June 1889: an advert for the sale of building plots; and an article in the ‘Christchurch Times’ newspaper, dated 31st January 1891, discussing problems with the state of the roads. A PDF of the newspaper articles and documents is available here. …