Smallthorne and Bradeley Chapels


Hi, I have looked through the relevant pages but can’t see anything relating to Smallthorne, I may be wrong. We had a number of chapels and some strong links with the Methodist movement. One of the Smallthorne Chapels was in Primitive Street, unfortunately no longer there. Another in Chapel Lane which was renamed Sangster Lane in the 1950’s and the Chapel remained until the late 1960’s. We have a Salem Methodist which is a New Connexion chapel and until the early 1990’s there was the Victoria Methodist Chapel which was demolished following a severe fire which left it unsafe.

Our neighbours in Bradeley had two methodist chapels in Unwin Street and Brammer Street and have always been closely associated with Smallthorne through education, religion and administration.

I have been researching much of this for my Smallthorne History site. I need to clarify for the wider audience that Smallthorne is a small village in Stoke on Trent.

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  • I found this article very interesting. I have been tracking every chapel built in the Connexion and am now working on Chester & Stoke District. When complete I will be letting MPMA (and MWMA) about the huge number of Primitive (and Wesleyan & United) not yet identified. Why, because I started from the London District which is where I lived all my life, and now moved to Dorset, and I became fascinated with Methodist Chapels. One disappeared in 1975 round the corner to where I now live and their was no archives left at all, so I am trying to redress that. All my work so far has gone to Wesley’s Chapel Museum, City Road (for free). Am I able to use your material as long as I reference where it came from please. Thanks, Geoffrey Goodman (Archivist for Southampton Methodist District)
    PS If I find out any more about Bradeley and Smallthorne I will let you know.

    By Geoffrey Goodman (05/01/2019)

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