Castleford Bradley Street Primitive Methodist chapel

8 Bradley St Castleford WF10 1HR

the organ at Bradley Street chapel
the organ at Bradley Street chapel

The collection of postcards and photographs at the Englesea Brook Museum of Primitive Methodism includes this photograph.  It is simply labelled “organ; Bradley Street chapel”.  

John Anderson identified it as the Bradley Street Primitive Methodist chapel in Castleford.  After closure it became “Happy Hippos” Google StreetView in 2009 shows it for sale and by 2014 and 2015 the main chapel area has been demolished, leaving attached buildings.

Do you know anything about the organ or organists that played it?

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  • The ‘Twixt Aire and Calder website records that the chapel was originally built in 1866 at a cost of £1,390. It was destroyed by fire on 10 February 1907 and rebuilt. The congregation transferred to Trinity Methodist Church in 1964.
    Records associated with the chapel are held by the West Yorkshire Archive Service.
    The 1941 statistical return records the chapel as brick built, seating 600 with 2 halls and 5 additional rooms.

    By Geoff Dickinson (10/02/2019)
  • When did the chapel close down as a chapel

    By Karen (09/02/2019)
  • West Yorkshire Archive Services:

    Ref. (C24) now C11 and C415: Castleford Primitive Methodist Circuit and Chapels Records, to include PM Chapel, Bradley St., Castleford, PM Chapel Duke St., Castleford, e.g., Trustees Minutes 1874-1932, PM Chapel Carlton …..?, Castleford, PM Chapel Pontefract Rd., Castleford, PM Chapel Temple Street, Castleford. 

    By Raymond E.O.Ella (16/04/2018)
  • Thanks John  - Happy Hippos indeed!

    By Christopher Hill (12/06/2016)
  • This chapel was indeed Bradley Street Primitive Methodist at Castleford.

    It became “happy Hippos” and has now been demolished.

    By John Anderson (11/06/2016)

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