Local History - Wedmore Wesleyan Chapel
John LarderJohn Larder was my second great grand uncle. He was a lay preacher at the Methodist Chapel and the extent of the family's relationship with the chapel is indicated by the entry on John and his wife Emma's gravestone, that states that Emma was:
"A member of this chapel for 62 years".
John was also a former lay minister of the chapel.
It may also be that John was responsible for producing many gravestones since he was a stone mason by trade. Kelly's Trade Directory 1883 for Somersetshire & Bristol lists John LARDER in Wedmore as Stone Mason living Chapel House.
In 1896, together with other members of the chapel, he built the Wesleyan Sunday School Room that was opened on Friday April 10 1896 by the Reverend Walford Green.