making tea in the garden.
This was possibly one of the Queen Street Methodist
Chapel garden parties, owner of Hopeville and photographer E E Slater was a
Trustee of the chapel and welcomed chapel members to his home.
2 & 3: It was usual for E E Slater to invite the congregation of Queen Street
Methodist Chapel to Hopeville on Whit Mondays, these are 2 of the images which
he took to record the occasion.
Monday gatherings at Hopeville seen through the lens of E E Slater.
5: Children in the garden of Hopeville House, behind them is the sundial which
was stolen recently. (2014)
6: Children in the grounds of Hopeville House, home of amateur photographer E
7: 18th May 1900 Two images of the garden taken at different times on the same day .
taken at 8am when the garden is covered with snow, the second at 4pm when the
snow has vanished and the garden restored to it's spring appearance.
8 & 9: A gathering in the grounds of Hopeville House, E E Slater entertained the
congregation of Queen Street Chapel on some occasions.
10: A tug - of - war between men and women in the garden of Hopeville House,
home of amateur photographer E E Slater. It is thanks to him that we have so
many images of the Victorian / Edwardian eras.