Derby Albion Street Primitive Methodist chapel
Derby was first missioned from Belper in 1811 and a society established as early as 1812. The first chapel was opened in Albion Street in 1817, which is now a major shopping street.
The Primitive Methodist magazine of 1835 contains an account by I Broadbent of the re-opening of the chapel in January 1834. It had been taken down in 1834 and enlarged by 9′(h) x 7′(l) and 1′(w).
Reopening services were held on 11/01/1834 and 18/01/1834 and the preachers were W Carthy, J Hallam and F N Jersey.
Derby became a circuit in 1836.
Albion Street chapel and society grew into the Traffic Street church. In 1842 they resolved to sell Albion Street and the Babbington Street chapel and rebuild. Click here for the full story.
Primitive Methodist magazine 1835 page 268