The Churches of Britain and Ireland
Shildon, County Durham
Independent Methodist Tabernacle. © Alan Blacklock.
Methodist Church on Main Street. © Alan Blacklock. For the former Methodist Church, see the St. John entry below.
Previously in the "Unknown" section, this old postcard (posted in 1908), is from
Andrew McGarrigle's Collection. The building to the right of the church has a
sign reading "York City and County Banking Ltd." There were no other clues to
the identity of this church, but Tony Preston advised that the YCCB ultimately
became the property of the HSBC bank, and he put me in touch with Sara Kinsey,
archivist at the HSBC. She identified it as Shildon, which allowed me to find
the appended link, which named the church as St. John. My thanks to Tony and
Sara for their help!
Salvation Army. © Alan Blacklock.
Shildon Wesleyan Chapel (1865) on Cross Street and Soho Street. © Alan Blacklock.
John Hardy has advised of a number of other Methodist/Wesleyan Chapels in Shildon as follows -
Main Street Methodist Church
(which is probably the one just caught in the St. John photo above).
If you can clarify the story of these churches, please get in touch. Even better if you can send a photo!
04 November 2015
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