Shotley Bridge Primitive Methodist chapel
The Primitive Methodist magazine for February 1852 contains an account by A Dodds of the laying of the foundation stone for Shotley Bridge Primitive Methodist chapel in Wood Street.
The stone was laid by Rev W Lister of Hexham on Monday November 24th 1851. At the ceremony, the following tea for 250 people in the Music Hall and the evening public meeting, sermons were preached by Rev, W Salt (Wesleyan), Rev W Lefevre (Baptist), G Charlton (Newcastle), J Charlton, B Stokoe (Blayden) and G Blackey and T Carrick of Shotley Bridge. Mrs Wrighton and female friends raised funds through a sewing basket.
You can read more about the growth of Methodism in Shotley Bridge here.
Brief History of Shotley Bridge Methodist Church accessed 27/01/2017 at https://sbvt.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/shotley-bridge-methodist-church-1894-2004.pdf
Primitive Methodist magazine February 1852 p.114