Wesleyan Chapel, Skerry Hill
I was born in Mansfield in 1926 and lived at No.4 Eakring Road. My older brother and sisters remained in Mansfield and at the age of 20 I joined the Women’s Land Army and moved to Retford, where I met my husband and made my home.
I returned to Mansfield in 1951 to get married at St Lawrence’s Church and last year my husband and I celebrated our 60th Anniversary.
As children my older siblings and I used to attend at the Wesleyan Chapel on Skerry Hill on a regular basis. Unfortunately I do not recall when the Chapel was built and I believe it no longer stands. My mother regularly took my brother, sisters and I for a very long walk around the fields and lanes of Mansfield following Chapel on a Sunday. A round trip of at least 5miles.
I attended at the Chapel from the age of 3 until I was 14. I still have my Sunday School prizes, 4 in all, which contain the Wesleyan Chapel stamp inside dated 1929 & 1932. The prizes were mostly Bible stories.