The 1906 Christian Messenger tells us that “under the inspiration of the splendid ministries of the late Rev. R.W. Burnett and the Rev. T.H. Hunt much headway was made on the station, and so great was the advancement of the cause at Sandhills, that during the very successful ministry of the Rev. W Barker (who served the Circuit with great acceptance for over nine years) a beautiful church was erected at Park Road, in 1884, at a cost of £2,500, exclusive of site, worth an additional £500, which was the generous gift of Ald. and Mrs. Cocker. … …a five pipe organ has been placed in Park Road Church by the gracious generosity of Ald. and Mrs. Cocker,” I think this might be a pipe organ!
Darwen Park Road Primitive Methodist chapel closed in 1989. On Street View in 2018, the building still exists. It is now (2020) a private house.
Christian Messenger 1906/44