Queen Street Methodist Chapel, 1865 – 1970 (1)

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Title Queen Street Methodist Chapel
Date Undated
Location Yeadon
Photo ID K405
Comment Also known as the United Methodist Free Church, this followed a split in the Primitive Methodist movement in the 1850s but many local people did and still do refer to the chapel as “Queen Street”.
Queen Street Methodist Chapel c1890s

M145 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, c1890s.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – c1890s

This photo was taken outside Heatherlea, home of Mr Edward Ibbotson.
John Booth is sat in the middle of the front row with members of his Bible class from Queen Street Chapel.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel c1890s

SL078 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, c1890s.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – c1890s

No information is given with this image other than “Auxillary Missionary Party”, possibly the location is the grounds of Queen Street Methodist Chapel.

Original image on a glass slide taken by E E Slater, digitally transferred by John Hobson.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel c1890s

G089 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, c1890s.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – c1890s

In the centre of the group is the Reverend Charles Greenwood, this is one of his Bible classes.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel c1890s

R089 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, c1890s.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – c1890s

Women who attended the Ladies Bible Class at the chapel, seen against a background of rocks.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel c1890s

R090 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, c1890s.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – c1890s

Chapel ladies wearing “Glengarry” hats and plaids with brushes to represent sporrans, they called themselves a “Toy Band”.

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M137 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, Undated.

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Ornate pulpit in the chapel which later became known as St. Mark’s.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel c1895

B162 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, Undated.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – c1895

A large choir from Queen Street Methodist Chapel which was comprised of men, women and children in front of Wellfield House.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel 1900

A285 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, 1900.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – 1900

Built in 1865, the chapel cost £3,600 to erect.
To the right, behind the chapel is the manse called ‘Woodville’.
Queen Street musicians and amateur actors were renowned for the quality of their performances, the annual production of Handel’s Messiah just one of the popular offerings.

A caretaker was appointed on 1st March 1912, Mr G Johnson who was one of 16 applicants.
His duties also included looking after the Lecture Hall on the High Street (used by the Queen Street congregation prior to Queen Street Chapel being built), he was paid £1 per week plus provided with a house, coal, gas and water.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel 1904

D450 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, 1904

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – 1904

A view of the chapel from the High Street. Note the line of houses on the right of the image which now forms part of Morrisons Car Park.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel 1904

D451 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, 1904.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – 1904

A view of the chapel.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel 1904

D452 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, 1904

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – 1904

A view of the chapel.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel 1904

N471 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, 1904.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – 1904

A Multi-View Postcard – external and internal images of Queen Street Chapel or the United Methodist Free Church.

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R210 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, Undated.

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Interior view of the chapel showing the organ and pulpit seen from the balcony. One long standing and notable organist and choirmaster was John A Wormald, who served 1883 – 1925, he attracted the best singers and musicians to the chapel.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel 1908

DD039 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, 1908.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – 1908

Photo taken outside the chapel, crowds had gathered for the official opening of the new road layout which gave direct access to the High Street.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel 1908

DD039R – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, 1908.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – 1908

On the reverse is written:

 “Dear wife, have got all my cricket matches arranged for, also ordered Rawnsley’s to deliver Thursday afternoon so all being well should be able to get off Thursday evening and be in Redcar by train due 8.48. All going on alright here. See picture on other side. With love, your affec. WH

If I don’t come by train named I will not be coming until Friday morning”  It was addressed to Mrs W H Emsley, 24 Charlotte Street, Redcar.

Previous Comments:

KenLee
No one could deny it, certainly was an impressive building, wasn’t it?
27 October 2015.

Young1
My parent’s got married here in 1945.
27 October 2015.

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Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 31 January 2022.
Last updated: 31 January 2022.

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