In August 1867 Mrs Cooper laid the foundation stone for Royton Primitive Methodist chapel and it was opened on December 29th 1867 with sermons by by Revs J Graham, T Bennett, J Travis and T Dodd. The chapel cost £500 of which they had raised one third. “Precious souls have been saved, a new class formed and the society nearly doubled.”
The story is told in the Primitive Methodist magazine by Thomas Bennett.
Primitive Methodist magazine 1868 page 368