Church congregation on a day trip

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A fun day out is captured in this shot submitted by Jean Kirkham, who was a member of Newthorpe Common Methodist Church.

It shows Jean and other members of the church out on a walk.

Pictured are Billy Templeman, David Kirkham, Peter Clark, Doug Kirkham, Anne Farnsworth, Cynthia Horidge, Christina Webster, Derrick Burrows, Raymond Smith, Peter Kirkham and Neil Farnsworth.

Jean is one of many local people sad to hear that the 111-year-old church is set to be knocked down to make way for a housing development.

Hazel Henson, 85, recently told the Advertiser she went to the church from the age of five.