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FLAT PACK CHURCHES a talk for Hornsey Historical Society

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FLAT PACK CHURCHES a talk for Hornsey Historical Society

Time: May 13, 2015 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: URC Hall,
Street: corner Ferme Park Rd/Weston Pk,
City/Town: London N8 9PX
Website or Map: http://hornseyhistorical.org.…
Event Type: talk, local history
Event Added By: Administrator
Latest Activity: May 10, 2015

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FLAT PACK CHURCHES a talk for Hornsey Historical Society by Marianne Zierau

Wednesday 13 May 8pm

Those already familiar with 'tin tabernacles' as well as those curious to learn about these iron churches will enjoy this talk. Illustrations include Bowes Park's Shaftesbury Hall, The growth of the population together with an increased interest in religion in the nineteenth century resulted in an increased demand for churches. In order to keep up with demand it was necessary to construct temporary churches. Iron churches were popular as temporary churches; they were cheap and quick to build. There were thousands of them all over the country of which less than 100 survive. In this talk Marianne Zierau will explore the history of iron churches as well as the history of how they were sold.

URC Hall, cnr Ferme Park Rd/Weston Pk, N8 9PX
Doors open 7.30pm for refreshments and sales.
Talk starts prompt at 8pm. Latecomers will not be admitted.
Visitors welcome, suggested donation £2

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