According to records, work to build the Primitive Methodist Church
began in June 1865 and it officially opened in May 1866.
"By so doing they unwittingly equipped them not only as preachers but also as leaders in the burgeoning trade union movement, for as the Primitive Methodist Church
entrusted a larger share of its governance to laymen than any other church in the country so it increased their suitability as leaders of the miners and other workers in their struggles for social and political improvements.''
For a while, the Wilkinsons moved down the road to Paradise Row close by the Primitive Methodist Church
whose twin spires can be seen in the distance in our picture.
The Honley Civic Society books combine the stories of the two Methodist Churches - the Primitive Methodist Church
in Southgate and the Wesleyan Chapel in High Street - and of the Congregational Church in Moorbottom.
In 1932 the Primitive Methodist Church
held its annual conference in the church, the last one before the union with the other Wesleyan Methodists.
If Frank could contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01287 636715 I would be very grateful.' ?The Boys' Brigade in Guisborough, which started at the Primitive Methodist church
Across the roadway the Primitive Methodist Church
of 1855 dominates the line of properties, with the Memorial Hall at the bottom of this slope overlooking Pickering Beck.