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.
My great aunt, Annie Webber, may be in this photograph but I only saw her at age 98. She died, age 100, in the Beccles nursing home in the 1970s.
In the light of further research the above needs to be corrected. The schoolrooms reported in 1940 were in fact in the former chapel in High Street. The College Street chapel measured 49 feet by 36 feet 7 inches and seated 248 people on the ground floor. The gallery was on all four sides and seated 156. There were two vestries or classrooms Source John Rylands Library University of Manchester DDPD1Methodist Accommodation returns, 1940 No 686
Further research has established that when College Street Chapel was opened in 1897 this building became a Sunday school and remained in use well into the twentieth century. In 1940 it had two school halls. One measuring 33 feet by 28 feet was probably the original schoolroom on the ground floor and the other measuring 47 feet by 28 feet was probably the original chapel building. It had a gallery 28 feet by 14 feet. Source John Rylands Library University of Manchester DDPD1Methodist Accommodation returns, 1940 No 686