The life of the Zion Baptist Chapel at Newham (behind Hanging Rock) began in 1869 when it was built. One of it’s most prominent founders and supporters was Eli Jones (1841-1916). A Reverend in its early days was Rev. Samuel Ward (1813-1885). Services were fortnightly. Its last services were held in 1940 (thanks to Woodend and District Heritage Society for that date).
Unfortunately, these days it’s fenced off on private property. Here’s a photo of my dad and my maternal grandfather standing in the doorway of the Chapel in 1967. The other photos I took recently on a road trip with my three sons.