Laying of the foundation stone to the chapel extension (Taken in front of Chapel Cottage)
Far left, Eric Mancer, Mrs Langford (9th from left, front row, with spectacles) and behind her, partially hidden is Joe Haggar; Mrs Pitches (7th from right); Joy Grice (nee Miller, 5th from right); Rev Sharman(4th from right); Charlie Dyer (2nd from right) Les Rogers (far right)

Adrian Dyer added the following information in June 2005: "Front row, second on the right is Charlie Dyer, a lay preacher and my grandfather. I guess that the photo was taken in the 1950's when Charlie would have been living in Newport. He grew up in Arkesden and later retired there too. Father remembers the man standing first right, front row, but unfortunately not his name! Behind Charlie, second right in the back row is the Rev. George Sharman. My mother says he was Methodist minister at Saffron Walden and later at Haverhill. Second on the left, standing as in the middle row of three is Frank Flack.

I would love to know names for any of the other people present. I am very interested in the history of Methodism in the area as I am not sure how far back before Charlie my family's association with it goes." Adrian's e-mail address is dyer@aquas but you need to add "" on the end of that).