Queen Street Methodist Chapel, 1865 – 1970 (2)

Queen Street Methodist Chapel 1908

Title Queen Street Methodist Chapel
Date 1908
Location Yeadon
Photo ID FB018
Comment The following two photographs are of the opening of the new road and gardens which linked the chapel to the High Street. A large crowd had gathered to witness the occasion, the official opening was performed by local mill owner and philanthropist Jonathan Peate. This is a rare photo of Mr Peate, he is the bearded, white-haired man with no hat on in front of the gates.
Queen Street Methodist Chapel 1908

FB019 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, 1908.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – 1908

As above.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel 1909

SL056 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, 1909.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – 1909

Queen Street New Reform Methodist Chapel and grounds.

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

Queen Street Methodist Chapel 1912

M111 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, 1912.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – 1912

The entrance gates and drive to Queen Street Chapel from the High Street. Directly behind the photographer would be the Albert Mill.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel 1920s

B167 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, c1920s.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – c1920s

Sepia image of the trustees for Queen Street Chapel, they are:
Back Row L – R: Harry Yeadon, George Blaymires, Fred Yeadon, Arthur Marshall, Walter Myers.
Middle Row L – R: Albert Jenkinson, A V Wilkinson, Sydney Parsons, Allan Booth, Percy Priestley, George Birch, W (?) Hudson.
Front Row L – R: Edwin Ibbotson, William Wormald, Albert Myers, Joe Peel, Ernest Ethelbert Slater, Tom Parsons, George Proctor.

E E Slater was the amateur photographer. To the right on the wall is a notice about an election.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel c1920s

B650 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, c1920s.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – c1920s

Three people have identified ancestors, plus a suggestion it is in the gardens of Queen Street, Chapel and a belief it was the choir.
Middle row 1st left – Wilfred Hudson – member of Queen St, Chapel.
Back row 5th left – Thomas Waterworth – member of Queen St, Chapel.
Middle row entre chap with folded arms – John Alfred Wormald – music teacher.
Information supplied by Helen Goodall, Janet Twinn, Darren Hogg & Brian Crompton.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel c1920s

C127 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, c1920s.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – c1920s

Trustees for Queen Street Chapel.

Back row, on the left is the Minister S G Diamond, next to him is John A Wormald who was the organist.
The third man in from the left in the middle row is Sydney W Parsons.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel 1926

S492 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, 1926.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – 1926

A memorial window dedicated to John Albert Wormald, who had been the chapel choirmaster and organist 1883 – 1925.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel 1930s

HL005 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, 1930s.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – 1930s

The third lady from the left on the back row was Mary Ellen Marshall, she was the owner of Manor Square.
On her right is Mary Booth, owner of North Terrace.
On the right end of the back row is Mrs Rawnsley, only her head is visible.
The woman extreme right wearing a dark coloured hat and coat is Mrs Cintra Beaumont, she was married to George Beaumont who was a deputy headmaster at South View School.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel 1965

H117 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, 1965.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – 1965

Also known as Queen Street Chapel, this was the service for the church centenary. On display are sacramental vessels depicting the life of the church, visitors to the morning service seen here are:- Rev. Kingsley Lloyd, President of the Methodist Conference. Rev. Edward J Prentice, Chairman of the District. Rev. A G Bellhouse, Councillor Mrs E Hutchinson and Mr Hutchinson, Mr and Mrs Joe Hiley, Mr T C Jackson, Mr J Foster and Mr W Hardwick, Senior Society Steward.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel U&ndated

P121 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, Undated.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – Undated

Snowy image of the chapel showing the main entrance and driveway in from the High Street.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel c1970s

P119 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, c1970s.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – c1970s

The grounds of Queen Street Chapel (also known as St. Mark’s Church ), the entrance gates are on the High Street.
These grounds and the new access road to the High Street were opened in 1908, the chapel having been built in 1865.
The chapel is behind the photographer, the Clothiers Arms is to the left so this area is now where the end of Harper Lane reaches the High Street. (November 2015)
The large building on the right was the Albert Mill on Albert Square.
A brilliant photo showing a different aspect of the chapel grounds.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel 1971

B164 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, 1971.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – 1971

Newspaper cutting about the demolition of Queen Street Methodist Chapel. In 1955 it had been renamed “St. Mark’s” when the Wesleyan Chapel had closed and the congregation then went to Queen Street. The report reads:
“Workmen have been knocking down a bit of old Yeadon this week. Our picture shows the former 100 years old St. Mark’s Methodist Chapel as it appeared after the demolition workers moved in”
Hanover House apartments were built on the site.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel 1971

C469 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, 1971.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – 1971

As above.

Demolition of the sumptuous chapel which had opened in 1865.

A sign for M Keenan offers recycled materials, timber, stone and flags (paving stones).

Queen Street Methodist Chapel 1971

M129 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, 1971.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – 1971

Demolition of the chapel is underway, little is left except for the back and side walls.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel 1971

W262 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, 1971.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – 1971

The sad sight of one of Yeadon’s landmark buildings being demolished, it was also known as St. Mark’s Church.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel 1971

W263 – Queen Street Methodist Chapel, 1971.

Queen Street Methodist Chapel – 1971

As above.

Previous Comments:

valryan85a
What an amazing and impressive building it was I can remember going there as a child and I always thought it very severe and scary. My Gran’s family (Towers and Longs) all from Yeadon were mainly all Methodists and attended. My Mum used to tell me about having to sit through performances of Handel’s Messiah when she was a child and how she forever after disliked hearing it!
13 March 2016.

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

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