Atherton Primitive Methodist Chapel
Atherton is now part of The Wigan Borough
The Chapel was situated on the east side of Alma Street near to the junction with Mealhouse Lane.
The chapel was demolished in the 50’s but the hall remained when the chapel closed the congregation went to Central Methodist Church Atherton. The hall is now used as a chapel by Atherton Evangelical Church.
The date stone shows the date 1886 but I understand that Primitive Methodists came to Atherton some years before that first meeting in a house in the Howe Bridge area of the town and later moved into a mission Hall at the end of Bag Lane.