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Church Of The Good Shepherd Tin Tabernacle Church
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Church Of The Good Shepherd Tin Tabernacle Church

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Church Of The Good Shepherd Tin Tabernacle Church
Strongroom Stack 24
Church of the Good Shepherd - Community of Christ
"Tin church" of corrugated metal, general view from front

1/2 Glass plate negative

Negatives Collection, Leicestershire Record Office

Community of Christ Church on Abbey Lane, Leicester. This sort of building was known as a 'tin tabernacle' or 'iron church'. Made of metal sheeting, they were an early type of pre-fabricated building, designed to be erected quickly and used as a temporary building until a more permanent church was built. Most were torn down once the permanent church was built, so surviving examples such as this are rare.
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