The little Ebenezer
Chapel was bought and moved, brick by brick, from Dunkís Green near
Tonbridge about the year 1880, or a little later. A small wooden
Baptist Chapel previously stood on this site. It was first run as a
Baptistís Chapel, but later became Free Church, and is now a
In the early 1900ís Mr and Mrs George Day of North Ash
Farm were responsible for the running and upkeep of the Chapel. They
organised a large Sunday School, and the great day of the year was the
"Annual Recitation Meeting", when people came from all the
surrounding villages to hear the pupils recite, sing etc: and receive
their prizes for good attendance during the year.
Good Friday was another great annual event, when the
"Anniversary Service" was held. It started with an afternoon
meeting with a speaker, followed by tea, and then another meeting in
the evening. These meetings were very well attended, people driving
for miles in their dog-carts and wagonettes etc: and sometimes there
were many who could not get into the Chapel.
Another well-attended meeting was the "Band of Hope"
, which was a Temperance Meeting held every Monday
evening in the Winter,
mainly for the youth of the village. Sometimes it took the form of a
Magic Lantern which was very exciting in those days, long before the
cinema made its appearance. Occasionally plays were performed or
dialogues given, usually with a moral shewing the evils of