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In the 1920s The Nazarenes met in Bessie Harris’, one of the thatched cottages opposite the Chapel in Little Lane, and later in Mr and Mrs Alder’s thatched cottage by the green after Bessie Harris died. (‘The Cottage on the Green’ was two dwellings at the time Mr and Mrs Alder’s was the one further from the road).

Meetings were held on Sunday mornings and evenings and one evening in the week. Most members came on bicycles from surrounding villages, including Lyford, Hanney and Letcombe. Baptisms were carried out in the stream in Hanney.

They are buried in the churchyard with simple iron crosses for headstones.

[Source The Length of the Road Maud Ody pp 30, 37]

From the Parish records: ‘ALDER Emma, 92 years old, April 1962, A Nazarene buried by Minister.’

Iron Cross
Iron Cross

E. Fitchett

Is this one of the Nazarene crosses?

From the Parish records there is only one Flitchett viz Elizabeth Flitchett, Eastfield Farm, Stanford. 18th November 1918 aged 39 years.

And are these which are slightly more elaborate? From the Parish burial records:

5th March 1914, Elizabeth Lowe aged 77

20th August 1913, Charles Lowe aged 77

Perhaps less likely 

9 May 1890, Charlotte Lowe aged 48

4 October 1871, Earnest Edward Lowe, aged 9 months died 1st Oct.



C & E Lowe
E Lowe
C Lowe