Welcome to ‘My Wesleyan Methodists’ where you can enjoy sharing photos, memories, stories and research about anything related to the Wesleyan strand of Methodism from its 18th century beginnings until the establishment of the Methodist Church in 1932.
The original Chapel was pulled down and replaced on the same site by the new one of 1865, which still stands.
Camborne is the correct spelling of this Cornish town.
My great grandfather was Rev John Henry Sholl
The family story is that John Wesley preached from my Great (x3) grandfather Joseph Salkeld’s farm in Gamblesby & that he gave the land on which the chapel was built in 1784 & laid the foundation stone Joseph became a preacher of the Methodist persuasion & in 1781 Joseph Salkeld of Alston and a fellow preacher Stephen Brunskill obtained permission of the Mayor of Kendal to preach from the old stone stepe on the Market Place. Salkeld at 1 o ‘clock and Brunskill t 4.0 o’clock. – thus began the first established Wesleyan Methodist cause in Kendal