This is a community archive for the 19th century working class movement known as the Primitive Methodists. Here you can browse through photos, stories, memories and research. Find out more about us or get in touch. Follow this link to add your own pages.
James Clark is my Great-Grandfather. I discovered this website today whilst doing research on my family tree. The details of James’ career as a Minister in the Primitive Methodist Church and the description of his kind and helpful nature have been very informative.
I note the comment from Mr Scott, who was told of James by his Grandmother. It was lovely to read her memory of him and what he meant to her community.
In 1946 James married Mary Ann Marker (1900 – 1979), at Wigton in Cumbria. They moved to Greenock that same year.
You can read here about the Primitive Methodist chapel in the nearby area known as Croft which preceded the Greenhill society.
The memorial plaque that was erected to John and Elizabeth (my GGG uncle and aunt) was not destroyed by the lorry. I have the brass plaque on my wall. It was saved by my second cousin, Miss Jean Cantrill who used to play the organ in the Fole Chapel and her brother Phillip preached.