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Old Meeting Unitarian Church, Great Yarmouth
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Meeting Unitarian Church, Great Yarmouth
Unitarianism was a popular enthusiasm in urban East Anglia, and particularly so in Norfolk. There was a dissenters chapel on this site from as early as 1644, decades before such things were allowed by the Act of Religious Toleration, but this was in the years that the World Turned Upside Down, and the Puritans were a strong force in Yarmouth. In 1845, a Unitarian chapel was built on the site, taking its name of the Old Meeting Unitarian Church from the previous chapel. However, on the night of 8th July 1941 the chapel was completely destroyed by German bombing, along with much of the Middlegate area.Hauntingly, a building behind the chapel has been preserved as it was left by the bombs that night.
Simon Knott, December 2010
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