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The man in the center of the back row is David Miles Bowman. He entered the college in1898
The Primitive Methodist magazine of 1890 (page 699( resolves the question of the date of the chapel. The magazine includes a brief report of the laying of the memorial stones for “a neat chapel and school” as “a new chapel had been for some time needed”.
It was expected to cost £1,000 of which they had already raised over half.
The Primitive Methodist magazine for October 1890 (page 636 notes the enlargement of the school facilities at the chapel. It was in the Lowton circuit.
It was where my Mum and Dad got married in 1926
John Bagshaw is living in Heworth on the 1841 census, with his son John, daughter Harriet, grandson John, and apprentice Andrew Henderson.
Trade directories and electoral role records between 1850 and 1855 show the son John listed as Earthernware manufacturer and China figure manufacturer at Cut Bank, and Lime Street, Ouseburn.
Benjamin Weale was not only very active as a Primitive Methodist preacher, but also as a local councillor, and as a builder. He is known to have been involved in the building of three P.M. chapels, viz; Angel Bank in Bitterley parish in 1881; Upper Hayton in 1877; New Street, in Sandpits, Ludlow in 1878-9, as well as being the builder of the Salvation Army Barracks in Ludlow in 1888.
The foundation stone laying for the 1890 church and school rebuild is noted in the Primitive Methodist magazine of September 1890 (page 571. It would cost £2,000 of which half had been raised. The report author remembered the late Mr and Mrs Broad in connection with this chapel. In 2018 it was for sale with planning permission for 8 flats
William Bowe appears on the 1871 census as minister of Wearhead Chapel. He was living with his wife and two sons at West Black Dean (Blackdene).
Benjamin Weale was the mayor of Ludlow 1905-6. Following his death, there was an account of his memorial service held in the Primitive Methodist Chapel in Sandpits (or East Hamlet as it was also known) which was published in the “Kington Times” of 22 May 1920, page 6.
In 1841 John Benton with wife and son were living in Main Street , East Leake
I came across Richard Norton’s grave in All Saint’s churchyard in Shorthampton and wondered if this might be added to this excellent piece about his life. He is buried with his wife and sister-in-law.
I have been transcribing the List of places of meeting for public religious worship, 1867 and so can confirm that at that date Ponterwyd Chapel was a Calvinist Methodist cause. Ystumtuen was Wesleyan. Cwmergyr had yet to be built.
Dorset History Centre confirm that this chapel was Wesleyan and they hold records under the reference NM9/S8 for 1893 – 1982
I’ve added the Return from the Primitive Methodist society at Wrinehill to the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship. It was completed by one of the Trustees, John Bagnall of Cracowmoss, near Betley.
I’ve added the Return from Ettiley Heath Primitive Methodist society to the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship. It says they met in a building dated from 1835, which matches the date given as the first meetings of the society.
Thanks for the perspective Alison. It’s easy to overlook how rapidly things change over time.
And on the 1929 Ordnance Survey map it is marked as a Wesleyan Methodist chapel. I’ve added this page to the My Wesleyan Methodists website here and will remove it from this site in due course.
Am researching family history and found your site. According to my late father, who lived at 12 Scalegill Road with his grandparents in the 1920s, the Methodist chapel was next door to their house (on left side). My great grandfather was born around 1860 and was associated with the chapel(s) all his life. His father William James was a founding member of the first chapel after his arrival in Moor Row from Cornwall.
According to two sources (The Methodist Church Buildings listings of 1940 and a local Weymouth history) this chapel was built as a Wesleyan and not a Primitive. It was built in 1902 and did not close until 1980. Since 1980 it has been used as a local recreation centre.
This is Mainsforth Terrace PM, New Hendon, Sunderland but not to be confused with Hendon PM, Sunderland whose foundation stones were laid on 8 August 1866. This chapel was just 200 yards west of Mainsforth Terrace chapel – how confusing!
The 1867 list of chapels registered for worship includes Hendon, Mainsforth Terrace so I would suggest that is the one in this description.
The church closed 27 May 1943
Thanks for the correction Robin. I have amended the page to take it into account. Funnily enough, I had just reached the point in the Primitive Methodist magazine of 1889 where the laying of the memorial stones for the new school accommodation was recorded.
It would be good to add a picture of the inside of the chapel and a picture from a different time period to the page. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
The “second chapel”, as you call it, was the school room. I have picture of the inside when it was a chapel and colour pictures from 1960.
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