The reason there was a shortage of religious building here in the second half of the 19th Century was the large influx of workers and their families to work in the booming local industries. The chapel cost £2,500 to build and is made of the very durable Kirkby Stone, still quarried locally.
In contrast the Marshside Methodist chapel, located in one of the hamlets that makes up the village of Kirkby
|Marshside Methodist Chapel|
These simple chapels contrast with the one in Harrogate, Yorkshire, built in 1862 and
The archives of the Methodist Church and the papers of the founder of the religion John Wesley are held by the John Rylands Library of Manchester University which opened its doors in 1900 and also contains Wesley's statue alongside John Wycliff, William Shakespeare, John Dalton, William Caxton, Johannes Gutenberg and Francis Bacon. The choices of statues are explained here. This cathedral of books has a magnificent reading room -
|"The John Rylands Library" by Mdbeckwith - Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons"|
An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at M here