1897 Kirkoswald England Wesleyan Methodist Church Antique Linen Poster

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#AD082 1897-1898 Victorian English Linen Advertising Broadside Poster

PRINTED BY: "W. Etchells, Printer, Carlisle" in lower right (Note: William Etchells was a printer and stationer on Scotch St; West Tower St also known as the "Castle Printing Works", and his actual home was at 1 Fisher Street in Carlisle)
AGE: dated 1897 to 1898
CONDITION: a beautiful old antique piece, uncommon. Click images to see condition in very close up and movable views: minor staining and old dip pen ink underlining, printed on early antique linen.

This rare and wonderful early British religion broadside poster is printed on high quality old cream coloured linen. It is a Wesleyan Church Record for 1898, and lists the Kirkoswald Circuit Plan for Oct. 16 1897 to January 9, 1898. It features a beautiful Victorian embellished decorative border, and old graphic typography of the era.

The poster lists the names and places, hours of services from October to January for the following towns: Kirkoswald, Gamblesby, Renwick, Lazonby, Skirwith, Culgaith, Salkeld Dykes, Ousby, Ainstable, Hunsonby, Melmerby, Glassonby, Langwathby, Temple Sowerby, Newbiggin, Croglin, Hornsby Gate, Blunderfield, and Busk, Britain.

Some listed minister, clergy, parson or preacher's names are: S. Adcock, Kirkoswald; P.J. Robertson-Robertson, Hansonby; A. Barker, Ousby; W. Studholm, Skirwith; P. Bird, Ainstable; T. Greenop, Renwick; R. Hogarth, Glassonby; J.B. Holliday, Langwathby; H. Pigney, Temple Sowerby; W.L. Varty of Hunsonby and many more surnames with local history.

A great old religious genealogy find listing England church leaders, places, on trial, other circuits, sunday school visitors, circuit stewards, church notices, missionary meetings, hours of services and visitation of the classes. On bottom is printed a line of text that says "The Kirkoswald, Renwick, Ainstable, Temple Sowerby and Hunsonby chapels are duly licensed of the solemnization of marriages."

Kirkoswald is located in the Lower Eden Valley of Cumbria, formerly Cumberland, about 9 miles from Penrith. The name Kirkoswald is also known locally as KO. Kirkoswald means Church of St Oswald and the parish church is dedicated to Saint Oswald, who was the King of Northumbria. The Wesleyan Methodist Church was founded in 1843 in Utica, New York who were interested in splitting from the Methodist Episcopal Church. They were primarily interested in organizing a non-episcopal and abolitionist, antislavery church, among other issues.

This is a great old English genealogy or family history piece from the era of Queen Victoria. It is uncommon, rare and we only have this one. It has been in our collection for years and surprisingly was found in America in Marlboro, Windham County, Vermont. We wish this old piece could talk!

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Size: 12 × 15 inches, nothing printed on reverse.
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