TONGES of Ainsworth :
Ainsworth Methodist Church Archives (902.287) - Trustee Minutes, (1887 - 1900)
and Sunday School Minute Books (1847 - 1977)
Methodist New Connexion Sunday School Rules & Minute Book
March 29th 1872
Meeting March 29th 1872, Moved by Robert Brooks & Second by John Howard
that Mary Tong becomes a Teacher in this school. Unanimous."
June 22nd 1872
Robert Brooks jnr. second by Lucy Walker that John Brooks secy., Joseph Firth
Treasure, W. Brooks Hey Club Row, Isaac Walker, George Firth, Mary Tong, Nancy
Shaw, Mary Tootill, Leah Walker acts as a Missionary Committee"
February 16th 1873
George Firth sec. by Mary Tong that we have Mrs. John to give an address on
April 8th 1876
Moved by Joseph Firth & sec. Mary Tong that we have a Prayer Meeting in
the morning at 9 oclock (carried)"
February 18th 1877
Meeting Sunday Feb 18th 1877. Moved by R. Brooks jnr. & secd. by
Mary Tong that we get the Revd. John Hudton of Liverpool for our Sermons in
May. Carried. Resolved that T. Smith of Bolton be our second
October 6th 1877
that we have a fresh stone pipe & that R. Brooks jnr., William Holker
& Chapel Keeper see to it being made right (carried by Joseph Firth &
seconded by Mary Tong that we have 6 new forms with backs to."
Meeting Tuesday Nov. 12th 1878 Reolved that the following persons be admitted
as Monitors in the school: Joseph Tong, Wm. Firth, Ellen Ormerod, Margt.
Walker, Rebecca Woodhead...
Messer. Joseph Tong, Walter Brooks & John Brooks along with Misses M. A.
Heys, Emily Firth & Alice Walker have the management of
of names for the Methodist New Connexion For Circulars:
Peter Tong, Ainsworth
Joseph Tong, Ainsworth
Names for the
circulars for the Annual School Sermony Ainsworth
to check NMUS/3/2/3
Ainsworth Methodists Trustee Minutes, 1887 - 1900
In a meeting held May 14th 1889, the
trustees resolved that they would meet for a previously planned tea-party at 3
o' clock. Tea was to be at 4.30pm. Josh. [Joseph] Tong was to have charge of the
male waiters. In another meeting, the trustees planned a bazaar, through which
they planned to raise enough money to put stone drains in the churches grave
yard. Joseph Tong was on the Bazaar Committee. On the 10th February 1891, the
Bazaar Committee held a meeting, at which various duties were assigned to the
people in attendance. Wm. Brooks, Albert Tong, Josiah Haslam and Jas. Dawson
were named as ticket-sellers.