Burwell Independent Chapel
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Burwell Independent Chapel
High Street, Independent Chapel

Originally established 1695, the chapel was restored and enlarged in 1865 with funds given by Edward Ball, a memorial tablet for whom was placed on an inside wall of the chapel by his family. It reads:

In memoriam
Edward Ball
born December 8th, 1793: died November 9th, 1865.
He was a Justice of the Peace, a deputy lieutenant
and for ten years M.P. for this county
This tablet
is erected in loving remembrance by his family.
In him
the poor ever found a true and sympathising friend.
His delight was to minister to the needy
and his aim through life
to make known the glorious gospel of Christ
which he faithfully proclaimed for 43 years.
'With Christ, which is far better'

Many of the tombstones had been removed when I first came here but those of the Ball family members (those shown here and to the left side of the picture at the top of the page)  were still standing. I transcribed the memorial inscriptions as well as I could read them.

photographs by Richard Ball