Frank Maidment 1860 - 1952

Frank Maidment was a man of many talents. A Baptist preacher, a baker, sub-postmaster, village shopkeeper and publisher of postcards.

When he died on 16 December 1952 aged 92, he had spent an incredible 75 years preaching in Chitterne and villages on the Plain. From 1907 until 1943 he was the regular preacher at Imber, cycling there in the early days.

As a baker first, he was known for delivering verbal quotes from the bible with his loaves. Later he added a general stores and post office to the bakehouse next door to the Chapel where he preached. The photograph below shows Frank Maidment's post office and shop in Bidden Lane around 1916.

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