TG3302 : The Old Meeting House aka the Claxton Opera

taken 8 years ago, near to Ashby st Mary, Norfolk, Great Britain

The Old Meeting House aka the Claxton Opera
The Old Meeting House aka the Claxton Opera
The first meeting house was erected at this location between 1750 and 1755 and it is described as having been one of the biggest Strict Baptist churches in the district. When the house closed for worship in 1943 it was sold to a farmer who used the building as a tractor shed and grain store. In 1973 it was purchased by musician and teacher Richard White and his wife, who made the chapel weatherproof and lived in the adjoining keeper's cottage. After being gutted by fire in 1993, the Old Meeting House as we see it today was rebuilt to its owner's specifications. Operas - the great passion of Richard White - were from now on to be performed here and the Claxton Opera was born, taking place each June/July. During this time the living room becomes a theatre complete with lighting rig, orchestra pit for 30 players and a gallery. Tickets are said to be hard to come by. LinkExternal link
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TG3302, 125 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 15 October, 2009   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 15 October, 2009
Category
Chapel (converted)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 336 027 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.3252N 1:26.7781E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 336 026
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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