Barnsley, Broomhill Primitive Methodist Church, Wombwell. Yorkshire.

Photograph taken February 2023
Photograph taken February 2023
Photograph taken February 2023
Photograph taken February 2023

The first Primitive Methodist Chapel at Broomhill was built on High Gate in 1862.  In 1906 it was replaced by a new Church on Everill Gate Lane. It was named ‘CENTENARY’. This building closed in 1987.

The building was sold and converted into a swimming-pool. It is owned by ‘Unique Leisure’ who are listed as an entertainment centre. This luxury heated swimming-pool is 12 metres long and can be hired by private parties. Apart from private hire ‘Unique Leisure’ also provide children’s swimming lessons. The pool is open every day except Sundays.

Broomhill (Centenary) PM Church was in four Circuits from 1862 to 1987.

Broomhill Memorial Tablet                                                                                                                                        On May 13th 1922 the ‘Barnsley Chronicle’ reported that a war memorial tablet was unveiled by Lieutenant Colonel W. E. Raley in the Primitive Methodist Church at Broomhill. The Rev’d. G. Hind preformed the dedication service. Twenty-six men who lost their lives in ‘The Great War’ were remembered on the tablet. At some point the tablet was removed to another Methodist Church. During renovations, the tablet was unfortunately broken.

The fourth photograph shows the foundation stone laid by Miss Eva Broadbent in (on)  behalf of the contractor.

OS Map Ref: 111: SE 418029

Post Code: S73 0YH

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