• Old BC Methodist Chapel, Stanbear

On my way up onto the moor to fetch the paper at weekends, I pass the site of this Bible Christian chapel above what is now called Higher Stanbear.  Back in the 19th century, it stood upright and solid, a beacon of sobriety surrounded by a shanty town housing the mining families who worked the tin mine half a mile away to the left across the valley. By 1968, when this picture was taken, it was long disused and its stones commandeered for other buildings.  All that remains is its grass-covered footprint (the lower level was split into two rooms).

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