Talk o'th Hill Primitive (Talke) Methodist chapel
Talk o’ th Hill Primitive Methodist chapel was opened on October 14th 1838. J Grieves writes about it in the Primitive Methodist magazine. Opening speakers were Bro Bateman, Bro Jeffries and Sister Crosley.
The new chapel which had a gallery on three sides measured 33’8″(l) x 30’8″(w) x 21′(h). The occasion is described as a re-opening so there could have been a previous chapel.
Thanks to Philip Thornborow for confirming that Talk o’th Hill later became Talke. Talke was then in the Tunstall circuit; it later became head of a circuit in its own right.
The Christian Messenger contains an article about Talke circuit, including the picture of Talke Chapel. The chapel, which was built in 1876, under the direction of the Rev. George Jones, is described as “a very fine building, with an imposing front, and with seating accommodation for 500 people. A school, two cottages and a manse are included in the Trust estate”
Where was this chapel? On the 1879 there is a Primitive Methodist chapel north of Talke at Coalpit Hill and one south at Talke Pits. Was it either of these? Does it or the society still exist?
Primitive Methodist magazine 1839 page 419
Christian Messenger 1908/89