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Blue Plaque - Prophet Wroe

A Tribute to


Prophet Wroe


1782 - 1863


Blue Plaque for Prophet WroeErected on the Odd Whim Public House, Mossley Road, Ashton under Lyne, this plaque remembers Prophet John Wroe who founded the Christian Israelite Church and declared that Ashton under Lyne would be the new Jerusalem. Four gatehouses were built, of which the Odd Whim is one. Wroe was later banished for indecent behaviour and went to Australia where the Christian Israelite Church Link to External Website still survives today.

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