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Church History


The Oxford Family

In the early 1920's meetings were held in the store loft of Harry Oxford(wife, Angnes) seated in the center. Harry Oxford became the first soldier on December 3,1917. On Harry's right is Lewis, on Angnes's left is Thomas. Standing r-l :Walter,William; Alfonso and Robert.


Susie and Tom Oxford

Aunt Susie and Uncle Tom Oxford.


Easter Sunday Morning March-1950

The Corps Officer in leadership on the left is Major Clyde Brooks.On his left is flag bearer, Pearce Oxford, and Corps Sargent Major Herbert Jenkins . Behind them are Drummers Lewis Oxford and Arthur Saunders.


Tom and Mary Ann Oxford

The first Salvation Army meeting held in Springdale was at the home of Thomas and Mary Ann Oxford. Thomas was the Corps Sergeant Major from 1947-1948.


Home League

Members of the early Home League
Standing back roll left to right: Lucy Bowers;Maggie Milley;Milred Wells;Lucy Whitehorne;Julie Dicks;Ada Hillier.
Second roll left to right: Susie Oxford;Diana Dalley;Maud Wellman;Mrs.Adjutant W.Pike;Bessie Locke;Myrtle Wellman;Bessie Foss;Myrtle Wellman;Bessie Foss
Front roll left to right: Katie Oxford;Violet Colbourne;Elsie Critch.


John and Emeline Welchman

John and Emeline Welchman were among the first Salvationist.


Herbert Jenkins

Herbert Jenkins was Corps Sergeant Major from 1948 to 1968.
Uncle Herb is seen in the picture on his retirement as CSM. On his right is Corps Officers,Majors Ann and Hayward Noseworthy. On his left is Divisional Commanders, Major and Mrs Pike.


Corner Stone

Picture was taken June 1961 at the corner stone dedictaion service. Picture: seated,Mayor Harvey Grant,standing left is Bridg.Charles Hickman and Lieut.Roger Simmons


New Citadel

This citadel(church) was opened on November 5,1961 by Colonel and Mrs. George Higgins.We moved from this church in March 1995 to the present church on Little Bay Road.



Jim Randell was the first Bandmaster of Springdale Corps from 1961 to 1974. The first Band played at the opening of the church on November 5,1961.Band members at that time were: Clarence, Lawrence, Lindsay and Eldon Oxford,Norma and Doreen Randell,Leonard Wellman,Robert Saunders, Drummers Arthur Suanders and Malcom Tizzard.
Virtue Randell was Young People's Sergeant Major from 1963 to 1969


Early Corps Council

Captain Max Feener started the first Corps Council in 1975. Members of the first Corps Council were: Captain Max Feener;CSM Lester Locke;YPSM Harry Oxford;Corps Cadet Counselor Mae Wiseman;Home League Secretary Edna Pynn;Band Master Otto Oxford;Corps Secretary George Locke;Corps Treasurer John Saunders, also were Calvin Noble;Dennis Mouland;Steadman Young.



Record show that the Songsters began in 1947. There is no record of who the leader was at that time. We know that Lieut Roger Simmons, Captain Max Feener, Lindsay Oxford, Beatrice Oxford, Wildon Pollett and Jim Jacobs were the Songters leaders of the past.
The picture is of the Songters of 1976


Church History - General Wiseman's Visit -
General Wiseman's Visit
Church History - Junior Soldiers -
Junior Soldiers
Church History - Greta Oxford -
Greta Oxford
Church History - John Saunders -
John Saunders

Church History - Home League Ladies -
Home League Ladies
Church History - CSM Lester Locke Retires -
CSM Lester Locke Retires
Church History - Dexter Wiseman -
Dexter Wiseman
Church History - Elizebeth Giles -
Elizebeth Giles

Church History - Edna Pynn -
Edna Pynn
Church History - Lewis Oxford and Lottie Oxford 1955 -
Lewis Oxford and Lottie Oxford 1955
Church History - Calvin Anstey -
Calvin Anstey
Church History - New YP Hall -
New YP Hall

Church History - Edna Pynn Retires -
Edna Pynn Retires

(c) Springdale Salvation Army Corps