Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Union Chapel, Manchester 1909

A quick google reveals that Union Chapel still exists, though it doesn't look like this any more.


Posted in Wolverhampton in August 1909, Miss A Gobourn is Ada, who would have been aged 20 at the time.  She went on to marry a William Rowley in 1915.  Marion's identity does for now remain a mystery, she's not a sibling as far as I can tell, so obviously a friend who gave Ada the nickname 'Go'.
As the card is mailed from Wolverhampton to another address in Wolverhampton, I wonder if postcards of Manchester were for sale all over the country or whether Marion had visited Manchester.

2 comments:

  1. So why doesn't the chapel look like the chapel of old? Did it have anything to do with the war? Or did Manchester United fans knock it down after a tough loss to Leeds?
    I like the stamp on the angle with a nice circular cancellation.

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  2. The chapel has a totally different look, including no spire, but despite googling and finding the website for the current Union Chapel (which does have a scan of this postcard)there was a distinct lack of information on the history (or at least I didn't find it).

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