Photo of Rev Ballard
Photo of Rev Ballard
Photo of Rev Ballard
Photo of Rev Ballard

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Rev Frank Hewitt Ballard served as the third minister of the Free Church from 1933-51, this was a particularly onerous time for the minister due to the outbreak of war and he regularly wrote to the 98 serving men and women of the church. The workload was so high during this period that he appointed two assisstant ministers to share the burden, Edgar Wright who lasted a year from 1946-47, and was followed by Harold Springbett who served the church as assisstant from 1947-60.
Also shown here is a poster for his induction which took place on March 30th 1933.

Photograph, HGSFC22
Photo of Rev Ballard
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Early views of the free church
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.
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Church Hall Northway
A collection of the photographs taken from the Free Church's display for its own centenary, dividing up the years by each different minister.
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Associate minister Edgar Wright
Edgar Wright served as an associate minister for one year from 1946-47 under Rev Ballard.

Harold Maben Springbett served as an associate minister for 13 years from 1947-1960, first under Rev Ballard (who appointed him) and subsequently Rev Andrews.