The photographer of this amazing picture came from Prospect Place, Ashton, Preston. Prospect Place is in Ashton on Ribble which is near Preston, but doesn’t tell us where the chapel was.
I could not find a Primitive Methodist chapel on historic Ordnance Survey maps of Ashton on Ribble. So where was this chapel?
At first we wondered whether it was at Ashton under Lyne which is nearer to Manchester, but it’s not the chapel in Katherine Street. See the comments on this page for that story.
Many thanks to Sue Latimer for some brilliant detective work to track it down as Fylde Road Primitive Methodist Chapel, Preston – and you can read some of that chapel’s story here.