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Beaumont Asquith was born in Painthorpe, near Wakefield, on 16th September 1910. After playing local football he joined Barnsley in July 1933. At the time the club played in the Second Division of the Football League.

Asquith initially played in the team as an inside-left. He was switched to left-half but it was not until he settled down as a centre-forward that he fulfilled his true potential. However, in the 1937-38 season Asquith was unable to save Barnsley from being relegated from the Second Division.

In the 1938-39 season Asquith scored 28 goals and helped Barnsley to win the championship of the northern section of the Third Division. His total included five goals in one match against Darlington.

Asquith was signed by Manchester United in May 1939. During his time at Barnsley he had scored 40 goals in 105 games. However, he only played in one game for his new club before the outbreak of the Second World War. During the conflict Asquith guested for Blackburn Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Barnsley, Leeds United, Rotherham United, Doncaster Rovers and Bradford City.

Asquith rejoined Barnsley in 1945. After scoring 5 goals in 40 games he signed for Bradford City. He played his final game in the Football League at the age of 38.

Beaumont Asquith died in Barnsley on 12th April 1977.

Today in History

Today is Sunday, June 27, the 178th day of 2021. There are 187 days left in the year.

Today&rsquos Highlight in History:

On June 27, 1950, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution calling on member nations to help South Korea repel an invasion from the North.

In 1787, English historian Edward Gibbon completed work on his six-volume work, &ldquoThe History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.&rdquo

In 1880, author-lecturer Helen Keller, who lived most of her life without sight or hearing, was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama.

In 1942, the FBI announced the arrests of eight Nazi saboteurs put ashore in Florida and Long Island, New York. (All were tried and sentenced to death six were executed while two were spared for turning themselves in and cooperating with U.S. authorities.)

In 1944, during World War II, American forces liberated the French port of Cherbourg (SHEHR&rsquo-boorg) from the Germans.

In 1955, Illinois enacted the nation&rsquos first automobile seat belt law. (The law did not require cars to have seat belts, but that they be made seat belt-ready.)

In 1957, Hurricane Audrey slammed into coastal Louisiana and Texas as a Category 4 storm the official death toll from the storm was placed at 390, although a variety of state, federal and local sources have estimated the number of fatalities at between 400 and 600.

In 1974, President Richard Nixon opened an official visit to the Soviet Union.

In 1985, the legendary Route 66, which originally stretched from Chicago to Santa Monica, California, passed into history as officials decertified the road.

In 1988, at least 56 people were killed when a commuter train ran into a stationary train at the Gare de Lyon terminal in Paris.

In 1991, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first Black jurist to sit on the nation&rsquos highest court, announced his retirement. (His departure led to the contentious nomination of Clarence Thomas to succeed him.)

In 2005, the Supreme Court ruled, in a pair of 5-4 decisions, that displaying the Ten Commandments on government property was constitutionally permissible in some cases but not in others. BTK serial killer Dennis Rader pleaded guilty to ten murders that had spread fear across Wichita, Kansas, beginning in the 1970s. (Rader later received multiple life sentences.)

In 2006, a constitutional amendment to ban desecration of the American flag died in a Senate cliffhanger, falling one vote short of the 67 needed to send it to states for ratification.

Ten years ago: Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (blah-GOY&rsquo-uh-vich) was convicted by a federal jury in Chicago on a wide range of corruption charges, including the allegation that he&rsquod tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama&rsquos U.S. Senate seat. (Blagojevich was later sentenced to 14 years in prison his sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump in February 2020.) International judges ordered the arrest of Libya&rsquos Moammar Gadhafi for murdering civilians. Venus and Serena Williams were eliminated in the fourth round of Wimbledon, the first time in five years that neither sister advanced to the quarterfinals at the All England Club.

Five years ago: The U.S. Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century, striking down Texas&rsquo widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion clinics. The Supreme Court overturned the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, sending the case back to a lower court. (Prosecutors ended up deciding not to retry McDonnell.)

One year ago: Florida set another daily record for the state in the number of daily confirmed coronavirus cases, with more than 9,500 new cases. Thousands of people gathered outside a police building in suburban Denver to call for justice in the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who&rsquod been put in a chokehold by police in August 2019 he suffered cardiac arrest on the way to the hospital and was later declared brain dead. Princeton University said it would remove the name of former President Woodrow Wilson from its public policy school because of his segregationist views. French cosmetics giant L&rsquoOreal said it would remove words like &ldquowhitening&rdquo from its skin care products following criticism of the company amid global protests against racism.

Asquith: A Prime Minister at War

As a peacetime premier Herbert Asquith was held in high regard, but the First World War undid his reputation. That is an unfair judgment, argues Roland Quinault.

The politicians involved in the First World War have received a bad press, blamed both for failing to avert the conflict and for the ineffective conduct of it. In the British case much of the criticism has been directed at the Liberal prime minister, Herbert Asquith (1852-1928). His peacetime premiership from 1908 to 1914 has been favourably assessed, though not his performance from the start of the war until his resignation in December 1916. He has been criticised as a lethargic, often intoxicated and somewhat disinterested war premier, who lacked the dynamism and determination to win, exhibited by his successor David Lloyd George. Winston Churchill, a minister under both leaders, claimed that Lloyd George had all the qualities required in wartime that Asquith lacked. Churchill had personal reasons for reaching that verdict but it has been widely shared.

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Our History

The de Beaumont Foundation was created in 1998 by Pierre S. (Pete) de Beaumont, the founder of the Brookstone Company, with the broad purpose to relieve human suffering. Mr. de Beaumont wanted the Foundation to have a broad mandate and supported a concentration on public health, where he thought his resources could make the biggest impact. He gave the Board of Directors ultimate discretion in the choice of funding priorities.

Mr. de Beaumont was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from Harvard University in 1938, he began a successful career as a mechanical engineer with Packard Motor Car Co. (where he was granted several patents) and General Motors. During World War II, he served as an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Following the war, he continued his engineering career at Apex Electrical Manufacturing Company and Bostic. In 1965, Mr. de Beaumont and his wife, Mary Deland (Robbins), founded the Brookstone Company. Initially a mail order catalogue, it grew to become a successful chain of retail stores before they retired in 1980 and sold the company to the Quaker Oats Company.

The Foundation was fully funded upon Mr. de Beaumont’s death in December 2010.

Asquith Beau Image 1 Manchester United 1939

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Painthorpe, near Wakefield, Yorkshire born inside forward Beaumont “Beau” Asquith played junior football for Painthorpe Albion before joining Second Division Barnsley in July 1933, making his Football League debut at Manchester United in September 1934. Initially a fringe player, he broke into The Tykes’ first team on a regular basis from February 1937 and despite Barnsley’s relegation in 1937-38, he won the Third Division (North) Championship with them in 1938-39, missing only one match and slamming home 28 goals including 5 goals against Darlington in a 7-1 victory in November 1938.

Asquith was signed by First Division Manchester United in May 1939, however he only played in one game for his new club before the outbreak of the Second World War, in a defeat at Charlton Athletic. During the conflict Asquith guested for Blackburn Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Barnsley, Leeds United, Rotherham United, Doncaster Rovers and Bradford City.

Asquith re-joined Barnsley in July 1942 and with the War over he resumed peacetime football with The Tykes in 1946, playing in an FA Cup tie that February and in the first two post war League seasons. After scoring a further 5 goals in 40 games he signed for Bradford City in September 1948, having netted 47 times in 153 appearances for Barnsley either side of the War. He played his final game in the Football League at the age of 38 in April 1950 before joining Scarborough in the 1950 close season after 4 goals in 34 appearances for The Bantams.

NB he is almost certainly wearing a Barnsley strip in this photograph, bearing in mind that his only match for Manchester United occurred immediately before the outbreak of the Second World War. More likely this was published after his transfer to United but before he’d played for them.


Deep in the heartland a very special hotel in a very special place awaits you… The Beaumont Hotel was created in 1879 as a stagecoach and railroad stop to shelter weary pioneers… when the railroad brought cattle barons and frontier society to Beaumont.

Surrounded by lush native grass, the hotel nestled deep in the Flint Hills became a magnet for cattle buyers visiting the surrounding big spreads. As the nation grew, so did aviation in 1953, a 2,600-foot north and south native grass airstrip was carved out of the prairie so airplanes could taxi right up to The Beaumont Hotel’s front door.

Now beautifully restored by S.J. Craig Enterprises headquartered just up the road in Lawrence, Kansas.

The Beaumont Hotel is a homing beacon to all pilots and travelers who want to touch down for a cold drink, a hot bath, a great meal and restful sleep. The Beaumont Hotel’s renovation includes the addition of private baths in the four suites and six deluxe rooms, a remodeled dining room accented with period log furniture in the lobby. The hotel is open daily
and the cafe dishes up hearty meals Friday through Sunday every week. There’s also voice mail, facsimile, television, and a private meeting room for business retreats. The Cafe and Restaurant are closed for the winter months from mid-December to the first week in March. The Hotel and RV Park are available for reservations year round.

Because The Beaumont Hotel adjoins a 10,000 acre working cattle ranch and is near the Tall Grass Prairie National Park, guests may also enjoy wagon rides and campfire cookouts, view works by local artists, and see the oldest wooden water tower in America, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places as well as the Beaumont Hotel!

The Beaumont Hotel is a perfect weekend getaway or a strategic stopover on a cross-country hop. Stay a night, stay a week – your welcome is guaranteed to be warm and friendly as you and your fellow travelers swap stories and savor the beauty, peace and quiet of this very special piece of Americana.

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What Asquith family records will you find?

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Asquith. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Asquith census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Asquith. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Asquith. For the veterans among your Asquith ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Asquith. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Asquith census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Asquith. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Asquith. For the veterans among your Asquith ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

B. Elliott and Co of Willesden London

1904 Company founded.

1921 Became private company.

1946 Became public company.

1961 Manufacturers of "Victoria" milling and grinding machines and equipment, "Alba" and "Invicta" shaping machines, "Cardiff" lathes, "Velox" hacksaws. "Milford" grinders, "Progress" drills, "Samson" and "Speedax" metal working machines and "Selecta" portable grinders and home workshop equipment. Also important machine tools and engineering equipment. 1,000 employees.

1966 Subsidiaries included:
B. Elliott (Machinery)
Elgar Machine Tool Co
Press and Shear Machinery Co
Snow and Co
Modern Machine Tool Co Ltd which was transferred from Coventry to Birmingham
P. M. T. (Machine Tools)
Aiming to grow to become comparable in size with other machine tool groups, acquired several other companies - G. W. S. Burdett and Co, Willson Machine Tools (Halifax), Butler Machine Tool Co and 51 percent of a South African Company, as well as a Canadian company

1967 D. Mitchell and Co, lathe makers, was a subsidiary. Acquired an interest in Goldfields Industrial Corporation

1977 In order to expand in areas of high technology, acquired Newall Machine Tools

The Elgamill was a derivative of an Italian Designed and manufactured machine and was originally made under licence. The name was adopted from the Elgar Machine Company and Milling machine.

Traditionally Butler Machine Tool Company Ltd had produced a range of reciprocating tool machines (planers, slotters and shapers) but as this technology became dated and was replaced by more modern milling technology the move to produce large capacity, versatile milling machines was hugely successful and the introduction of the Elgamill was the start of a very profitable period for the company.

Various ranges of Elgamill&rsquos were produced including:

  • CS10
  • CSN10
  • CS10VA
  • DR12VA
  • Hi Power Elgamill
  • HD Elgamill
  • HE4000 Elgamill
  • LE4000 Elgamill

These machines were further developed in the late 1980&rsquos and machines were designated as:

These were all derivatives of the Elgamill before the company dropped the name in 1996 in favour of the current Powercentre designation.

Over the years the machines developed from manual gear and clutch driven machines, through hydraulic variable speed drives to the latest generation machines incorporating the latest digital drive technology and modern linear bearing systems.

Over the years the Elgamill&rsquos have been fitted with a large number of accessories such as Manual Universal Milling Heads. These heads allowed the user to work in multiple planes and infinite compound angles. The manual heads developed into automatic indexing heads, originally with only 5 automatically selected positions to automatic indexing heads with 1 degree positioning and then full servo 2 axis heads allowing full live 5 axis movements and infinite positioning. Coupled with the latest automatic toolchangers, spindle and workpiece probing the machine became the state of the art large capacity machine tool.

Elgamills were traditionally used in any medium to large capacity machine shops throughout the world and the name Elgamill became synonymous with bedmills.

Over 2500 CNC Elgamills have been installed in all corners of the world and the company still regularly supports and services some of the original manual machines.

Since the merging of the Asquith and Butler companies in 1994 the Elgamill still provides a large part of the core business. The company still holds all the original drawings and documentation for the machines and is the only company able to provide OEM parts along with unrivalled expertise and knowledge.


We have a strong focus on developing independence of thought. There are plenty of opportunities for students to develop their interest in the subject beyond the classroom through the home learning tasks, trips and public speakers. Members of the department are also active outside of school, both in their pursuit of their own interests and also working with the Historical Association and Universities.

Key Stage 3

This course builds the foundations students need to succeed at GCSE, without repeating content, although laying the foundations for what is taught at the higher level. It develops the skills students will need for Key Stage 4 by gradually increasing the level of demand of subject skills such as knowledge, chronology, causation/consequence, evidence and interpretation. GCSE-style questions will also be incrementally introduced.

The programme of study includes

  • What is History? Key skills and concepts.
  • 1060-1080: From Anglo-Saxon England to Norman England
  • 1300-1500: Medieval Political Power
  • 1300- 1400: Medieval Lives, beliefs
  • 1485-1601 : Ideas/attitudes: Church and State
  • 1485-1603: The Tudors & religious change
  • 1601-1660: Religion & Power: The Stuarts
  • 1492-1550: Exploration, Spain and the New World
  • 1600-1900: Empires: The slave trade and the growth of the British Empire
  • 1745-1918: Industrial Britain and female Suffrage
  • USA 1920s: The Modern World and the Roaring Twenties
  • 1900-1914: The causes of World War One
  • 1914-1919: The nature and impact of World War One
  • 1919-1939: Between the wars, Stalin, Hitler and Nazi Germany
  • 1939-1945: World War Two :, The Holocaust, the Atom Bomb
  • 1945-1960s: Post war conflict and co-operation, The Cold War
  • 1960s-present: Vietnam, South Africa, Afghanistan, 9/11


Assessments are mostly half-termly, with an end of year exam in Years 7 and 8. All assessments are designed to develop the skills required at GCSE level.

Home Learning

There is no home learning in Year 7, however there is the opportunity for students to voluntarily produce a creative piece and earn House-points. In Years 8 & 9 home-learning will be given as prep or review on topics taught in class and designed to develop research, time-management and subject related skills.

Key Stage 4

We follow the Edexcel exam board GCSE 1-9. The aims and objectives of this qualification are to offer a qualification that will engage students with a broad and diverse study of the history of Britain and the wider world and give students skills that will support progression to further study of history and a wide range of other subjects. This course builds on the content and skills of Key Stage 3 and provides a sensible progression of content to ‘A’ level, with similar approaches to assessment.

The programme of study includes:

Paper 1: 30% Thematic study with historic environment:
Warfare through time, c1250-present

Students will follow the course thematically covering four distinct periods in British History.

Each period will look at the following:

• The nature of warfare
• The experience of war
• A case study of the period

In addition there will be a study on ‘London and the Second World War, 1939-1945’.

Paper 2: 40% Period Study and British Depth Study:Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060-88

• Anglo Saxon Society
• Key Individuals of the period
• The Norman Invasion
• Control & resistance

Spain and the ‘New World’, c1490-1555

• Spanish exploration
• Columbus and the Spanish Empire (its impact on the New World)
• Pizarro and the conquest of the Incas

Paper 3 – 30% Modern Depth Study
The USA, 1954-75: Conflict at home and abroad

• The development of the civil rights movement, 1954-60
• Protest, progress and radicalism, 1960-75
• US involvement in the Vietnam War, 1954-75
• Reaction to and the end of, US involvement in Vietnam, 1964-75

Students will:

•Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key features and characteristics of the periods studied.

•Explain and analyse historical events and periods studied using second-order historical concepts (similarity, difference, change, continuity, consequence, significance, and causation).

•Analyse, evaluate and use sources (contemporary to the period) to make substantiated judgements, in the context of historical events studied.

•Analyse, evaluate and make substantiated judgements about interpretations (including how and why interpretations may differ) in the context of historical events studied.


All three papers will be sat at the end of the two year course. In addition to class assessment there will be two mock exams, one at the end of Year 10 and one in the first term of Year 11 both of these will be complete papers.

Home Learning

The aim of each home learning task at Key Stage 4 is to develop independent research and subject specific skills tailored to the exams. Each teacher will decide, based on their class, what skills need to be developed, this could include: research of individuals or events, more detailed research to find sources, completion or correction of exam style questions and preparation for lessons and presentations. At some points in the year students will be expected to use their time for revision. In addition, some tasks will be put on Google Classroom for students to access from home. Please note that currently all courses are new and therefore past papers are not available.

Key Stage 5

Students will follow the Edexcel ‘A’ level course. The subjects chosen have been designed to give a breadth of knowledge across a range of periods, to develop the necessary skills and understanding which will be needed by students planning to progress to undergraduate study at a UK higher education establishment, particularly (although not only) in the same subject area.

The programme of study consists of:

Paper 1: 30% Russia, 1917-91: from Lenin to Yeltsin

This is a breadth study with interpretations looking at the Communist government, industrial and agricultural change, control of the people and social developments.

Paper 2: 20% Mao’s China, 1949-76

This is a depth study looking at the changes under Mao’s rule terms of Communist rule, agriculture and industry, the Cultural Revolution and social and cultural change.

Paper 3: 30% Lancastrian, Yorkists and Henry VII, 1399-1509

This paper looks at themes in breadth and aspects of depth across more than 100 years. Students will consider various aspects medieval kingship through the kings of this period, how they coped with challenges to their rule and their relationship with nobility.

Unit 4: 20% The American Civil War (Coursework)

Students will conduct their own research into why the North won the American Civil War, considering the arguments put forward by historians and assessing their value.


All three papers will be sat at the end of the two year course. In addition to class assessment there will be one threshold exam at the end of Year 12, and a mock exam in the January of Year 13. In class assessment will occur throughout the year. Coursework will be completed in Year 13 prior to exams.

Home Learning

Home learning will take the form of preparation or review of work in class. This consists largely of reading or tasks given by the teacher. Reading around the subject is essential for greater understanding, the textbook is a starting point but students are expected to use the reading list to further their understanding.

Extra-curricular enrichment

Visit and trips have included:

• Mountfitchet Castle
• Medieval costume and weapons speaker

• Trestle Theatre on the topic of Slavery
• Plus a trip to Poland is offered for activities week

• World War One speaker
• Plus a trip to Poland is offered for activities week

Years 10 &11:

• USA trip to Washington & New York

• Students wishing to pursue a History Degree have been offered a residential course through Villiers Park Education Centre

Stretch & Challenge

Years 7 to 9: Through our creative home learning students can earn house-points.

Years 10-13: Google classroom is used to recommend articles, TV programmes, podcasts, exhibitions, wider reading, and additional courses that the department feels would develop students’ understanding of various topics. The department also has a subscription to the History Today Journal that students can access.

Where can History take you? The skills acquired through the study of History, at any level, are invaluable for an array of career paths. Those listed below show just a few which have a direct and indirect relation to the subject.

Careers directly related include:

  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Civil Service Administrator
  • Solicitor
  • Archivist
  • Curator
  • Heritage Manager
  • Academic Librarian
  • Marketing
  • Media & Advertising

Careers where the qualification would be useful:

  • Editorial assistant
  • Information officer
  • Politician’s assistant
  • Law
  • Management consultancies
  • Publishing companies
  • Television and radio broadcasters.

How parents can support their child’s learning

Parents can discuss with the students how they plan to manage their time for the home learning tasks,(that usually last for a half term) although part of the task is actually learning to manage tasks over a long period of time so students should be encouraged to take personal responsibility for this. Tasks are also available to view on Google Classrooms from September past examples of work can be viewed in the classrooms. We strongly encourage students to gain background research from books rather than the internet as it is often age-inappropriate for students. The school library is well stocked and the librarians are more than willing to help students find their way to useful books, although encouraging students to use local libraries and books at home would also support us in this. Visiting historical sites and encouraging discussion about the topics studied in class, is also useful.

The History of Beaumont

On October 27, 1878 Alice Jane Cranford was born to John H. Cranford and Mary Elizabeth Jamison in York County. As a teenager, she was born into the family of God. In 1902, Alice Cranford and John David Cooley were married. They moved to the Beaumont Community in 1904. They were members of the Missionary Society that met regularly in different homes. Aware of the need for a Baptist Church in the community and against discouraging words the Society began praying for this need. After assurance from God, Alice Cooley approached Judge J. J. Gentry who owned property near the present intersection of the Southern and Kingston streets with the group’s request for land for a Baptist Church. He said “if you will have $50.00 by Saturday night, I will give you the lot to build the church on.” After stating that her God owned the cattle on a thousand hills every day that week, Alice Cooley went from house to house collecting nickels, dimes and quarters from her friends who wanted to contribute to this cause. She made a list of people’s names who gave and embroidered every name on a cloth. The property was donated by Judge Gentry but was never built at this location, primarily because of lack of visibility and accessibility to the church.

According to some sources, Mrs. I. L. West’s father paid $200.00 for the property at 717 North Liberty where the first building was erected. The first service in this structure was held on Sunday morning, February 28, 1909. The first speaker was the late Judge J. J. Gentry, who was very instrumental in the erection and reality of the building. The second speaker who brought the evening message on February 28, was the late Dr. T. M. Bailey who was the Secretary of the State Mission Board at the time. The original structure was a neat wooden building and it was completed in 1909 under the leadership of the late Rev. J. W. Walker who was pastor. Much credit was given to him for all his work and effort in seeing this project completed. The building was remolded in 1951 under the leadership of the late Rev. Dewey S. Welchel. Several Sunday School rooms were added at this time and then in 1958, the basement was dug out and more Sunday School rooms were added.

In June 1980, Pastor John H. Cox was called to Beaumont. Under his guidance and leadership, the church had experienced a sound and healthy growth in all departments of church work. As a result of this growth, the people of Beaumont realized the need for a larger facility to accommodate the growing membership. In August 1987, 6.4 acres of land was purchased at 945 Beaumont Avenue, Extension from Mr. Paul Burnett. The land, through miraculous and generous giving, was paid off in 11 months and in 1989, the architectural firm of McMillian and Satterfield drew up blueprints for our new church. Triangle Construction was hired as builders with David McAbee as the architect. The beautifully finished structure measured a total of 30,250 square feet, including 5,250 square feet sanctuary which has seating for 544 persons. The rest of the building has 25 rooms, including offices and the fellowship area with a full kitchen. At the completion of the construction and for the dedication, the workers enclosed a time capsule in the building’s cornerstone. Many members gave items for the capsule such as a church directory, the history of our church, a Bible and a song given by Carolyn Welchel.

We have had two additions to our property. In 1996, members gave to have a double garage built to house the two vans purchased for our van ministry. Again in 2000, money was raised for playground equipment that was set up in a landscaped, fenced area. Our future desires are for a Family Life Center. Several years after enjoying worship in our new building and many years after Alice Cooley and her labors on earth were ended and she had gone home to be with the Lord, our church was visited by her two daughters. They possessed the cloth with all the embroidered names on it and donated it to our church. Mrs. Grace Harris, a church member since the age of 16 and one of our oldest members, was presented with the material and asked to make a quilt. It is encased in a frame built by the late Mr. Jr. Pye, a deacon and member since November 22, 1981 and the late Mr. James Robinson, a deacon and member since April 12, 1964. The framed quilt now hangs in our fellowship hall.

The history of Beaumont Baptist Church has been a long and storied one. It has seen wars, economic boom and depression, spiritual depravity and revival, industrial revolution, scientific advancements and population explosion. Through all these things Beaumont has survived because people found relevance in its message. This celebration is not just about honoring an institution that has survived for 110 years but it is a journey to learn of the ageless appeal of the church and is a call to reaffirm our commitment to the reason for its relevance, Jesus Christ.

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