Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Tin Tabernacles


If, like me, you grew up in the world of wee mission halls, then this website and book is for you. "Tin Tabernacles - Corrugated Iron Mission Halls, Churches and Chapels of Britain" by Ian Smith is a superb publication. £25 for a magnificently produced hardback 200 page coffee table style volume bursting with over 370 full colour photographs of small (and large) tin churches across the British Isles, but mostly in England and Scotland. Heartily recommended, and well worth the price.

Visit the website here

Ian is still collecting more images of tin halls, so get your cameras out and record the ones in your area and email them to him - make sure Ulster is well represented!

Two Ulster tin halls below, the People's Hall in Portavogie, and also a Church of Ireland hall at Rossknowlagh in Donegal