The Hampstead Garden Suburb Archives Trust is a registered charity, known as Suburb Archives. It is responsible for ensuring that the archives of the suburb are properly cared for and are accessible to all.
The Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church, located in Central Square with St Judes Church and Henrietta Barnett School nearby. Set up in 1910 it has been active in the community for over a century.
A series of photos held by the Hampstead Garden Suburb Archive Trust, depicting the Free Church and related individuals.
This postcard is a photograph showing the Free Church's first minister Rev Dr James Henry Rushbrooke, in profile.
Also shown here is the poster for his recognition, held on December 15th 1910.
Rev Dr James Henry Rushbrooke was the first minister of the Free Church and much was achieved during his time in the suburb, including drafting the bye laws and constitution of the church. It is a tesitment to his skill and liberal mindedness that much of his original document still remains today. He left in 1920 to become European Commissioner for the Baptist World Alliance.