Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, 1892 – 1983 (1)

Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel 1892

Title Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Date 1892
Location Yeadon
Photo ID A125
Comment Park View Methodist Chapel was built on land donated by Jonathan Peate, prior to this meetings had been held in an neighbouring cottage owned by Caleb Peate. He had built Park View seen here on the right of the chapel. Funds for the building were raised from a 3 day bazaar held on Nunroyd Park and another in Guiseley Town Hall. Two foundation stones were laid on 11th April 1891, the chapel and school room were built by John Fletcher, a local man. He used a local stone Delph-Ashlar for the exterior and pitch-pine for the interior. It was designed to seat a congregation of 400 and opened in 1892. The last service was on the 27th February 1983, afterwards the contents of the chapel were donated to local churches and chapels. Money raised from the sale of the land and building was given to Guiseley Methodist Church to help with the cost of rebuilding their church on Oxford Road.
Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel 1892

C029 – Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, 1892.

Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel – 1892

Park View Chapel, this photo was taken not long after the chapel opened in 1892.
Milners Road is off to the left, the houses to the right of the chapel are on Park View.

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Interior view of the chapel, the organ is on the left and pulpit to the right with choir stalls in the middle.

Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel 1912

B334 – Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, 1912.

Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel – 1912

Members of the congregation of Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, pictured outside the Sunday School entrance.

 A sad note to this image is that the two young men kneeling at the front, Harry and Willie Vaughan lost their lives on the Western Front in 1916, WW1.

Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel 1914

C066 – Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, 1914.

Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel – 1914

View of Park View Chapel and Sunday School prior to 1914.

Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel c1948

V55 – Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, c1948.

Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel – c1948

A Sunday School party at the chapel.
On the left edge of the back row is Mr Fletcher, one of the teachers.
On the left side of the front row is Mr A J Dearing, Harry Rhodes is in the centre.
Lily Dearing, another of the teachers, is the woman on the right of the front row next to the Rev. G Sully.

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Members of Park View Methodist Chapel, Yeadon, the group included Connie Whitley.

Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel c1950

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Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel – c1950

A social event for the Park View Methodist Chapel Old Time Dancing Club, named as follows :
Back row left to right : ? ? ? ? John Fletcher, Holly Rhodes, Walt Hartley.
Middle row left to right : ? Lena Sugden, Harold Pitts, Ivy ? ? Doris Hartley.
Front left to right : ? Edith Pitts, Emma Fletcher, ? Grace Rhodes, Alice Hey, Ted Hey.

Donated by Maureen Monteith nee Pitts.

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A group of people outside the chapel with a minister on the right.
Some of the ladies are wearing corsages, perhaps this was a wedding group?

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An array of Easter bonnets on show.

Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Altar 1983

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Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel – 1983

The Altar in Park View Chapel, with cross and church plate.
The chapel was designed in Arts and Crafts fashion, the interior and fittings were of pitch pine.

Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel War Memorial 1983

B211 – Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, 1983.

Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel – 1983

War Memorial to honour the servicemen of the First World War who were members of the congregation.

Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel 1983

B212- Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, 1983.

Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel – 1983

The chapel was built of a local stone “Delph Ashlar” by John Fletcher.
The land was donated by Jonathan Peate, two foundation stones were laid on April 11th 1891 and the chapel was opened in 1892.
Rev. Hare was the first Minister with Margerison Hobson and John Fletcher as the first Sunday School superintendents.

Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

B213 – Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, 1983.

Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel – 1983

The pulpit of Park View Chapel, the final service was on February 27th 1983 , after this the contents of the chapel were donated to other local churches and chapels.
The money raised from the sale of the building and land was given towards the building of the new Guiseley Methodist Church on Oxford Road.

Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel 1983

B214- Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, 1983.

Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel – 1983

Interior of the chapel, looking back to the entrance over rows of pitch pine pews.
The chapel seated 400, there was also a large adjoining schoolroom.

Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Stained Window 1983

B215 – Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, 1983.

Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel – 1983

Centre window above the door, it is dedicated to Gunner Caleb Peate Hobson who was killed at Etaples in Northern France in May 1918.
With good rail connections the town was a principal transit camp, wounded men were transported to hospitals there.
The hospitals were frequently bombed and machine gunned from the air, in May 1918 one ward was devastated by a direct hit, 6 other wards were ruined and 3 more severely damaged.
Many lives were lost including soldiers and medical staff.
The Etaples Military Cemetery has 11,658 British and Allied soldiers buried there.

Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Stained Glass 1983

B216- Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, 1983.

Park View Wesleyan Methodist Chapel – 1983

Another view of the window dedicated to Gunner Caleb Peate Hobson.

Previous Comments:

Re B334
Goose57
My ancestors Edward and Louisa Kitchen were members of this chapel. Their son Rowland was my great grandfather. I would be grateful for any information about the chapel or about members of the family. My email is kitchen915@btinternet.com.
Many thanks,
Dave Kitchen.
17 February 2013.

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Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 26 January 2022.
Last updated: 26 January 2022.

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