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QUETHIOCK PARISH HERITAGE CENTRE
The Quethiock Parish Heritage Centre has now been installed in the church. The large display boards carry articles on the 1919 sale of the parish, mining, early 18th century mariners’ wills, crime and punishment and the practice of being buried in woollen. A board has been titled ‘Archaeology’ and it is hoped people will come forward with artefacts they have found so that photographs of these can be included. From time to time different subject matter will be added. The Heritage Centre can be viewed any time the church is open, which is every day.
ST. CADOC’S DAY
24th January is St. Cadoc’s Day and was traditionally the Feast Day of Quethiock Parish. Up until the 1920s, a cattle fair was held on the last Monday of January as the last remnant of the customary Feast.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF COMMEMORATION IN MEMORY OF THE VICTIMS OF THE HOLOCAUST
27th January is the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. Quethiock has its own connection with the Holocaust as evidenced by this plaque just inside the main church door. It reads: In memory of M.U. Dr. Erich Schneider of Aussig Bohemia. Born there on 20th July 1889. Believed to have died in Auschwitz Concentration Camp in October 1944. He was comforted to know that Quethiock had given a home to his son.
The son was Johann Schneider and his Quethiock ‘home’ was with the Reverend Lintell and his family at the Vicarage. Johann was born on October 25th 1921 and his sister, Anna, arrived on 29th January 1924. A note says that Johann spent the school holidays with the Revd. Lintell’s family, although he must have been almost 18 years old when WW2 broke out. His father, a Doctor of Music, died at Auschwitz in October 1944. Dr. Schneider’s mother, Minna Schneiderova, died at Terezin Camp on 6th January 1943, however, his wife, Marketa survived Terezin and settled in London where she died in August 1979.
This is a photograph of Johann and Barbara Schneider which was taken at a family gathering in 1993 by Nick Lintell, grandson of Revd. Lintell.
Johann had a career as an economist and statistician and rose to be Chief statistician of the Civil Service ( Treasury & Central Statistical Office ). He also gained a doctorate in Lutheran theology and was Assistant Pastor at St. Anne’s Lutheran Church in London from 1987-2005. He married Barbara Louise Von Kalckstein and, according to the Revd. Lintell’s family, had two children.
Whoever placed the plaque in the church is currently unknown.