Apse Heath shown within the Isle of Wight
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Apse Heath Methodist Church has a congregation of 11 to 15 that meets every Sunday to worship. The church was founded in 1875 by the Bryanites or Bible Christians. The cornerstone of the present chapel was laid by Lord Alverstone, on 10 September 1902. Electric lights were installed in the church and hall in 1956.
Apse Heath has a shop, called "Raj's Premier Stores", some other businesses and a post office.
The Hamlet has gained some popularity over pranksters and their efforts to alter the sign with marker pens or electrical tape, changing the 'P' in 'APSE' to an 'R', thus editing the sign to read 'ARSE HEATH'. Although Island Roads tends to hastily clean the sign down and remove the damage, the sign is rarely ever clean for long, much to the amusement of both schoolchildren from the hamlet and the neighbouring village of Lake and tourists alike.
On 12 January 2006, two horses were injured in a fire in some stables in Apse Heath. On 5 August 2007, a small plane crashed, briefly after taking off from Isle of Wight Airport in Sandown in Lake,next to Apse Heath, killing all 4 passengers.
Apse Heath was the site of brickmaking operations in the past. It was also the site of a sweet factory, which employed a number of local people until it closed down.
- Publications by English Dialect Society, London, no.22,26,45 pt.1, 1886.
- Apse Heath Methodist Church, Isle of Wight Methodists website.
- Apse Heath Methodist Church History
- January 2006 report, Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue.
- Plane crash death probe continues, BBC News, 6 August 2007.
- LIST OF BRICKMAKING SITES, Isle of Wight Brickmaking History, Isle of Wight Industrial Archaeology Society.
- "Southern Vectis, Route 8". Southern Vectis. Retrieved 2009-08-12.