Can anyone help us with any information, memories, anecdotes, photos or even suggestions as to any part of the history of Chapel Street and its residents or buildings? We still know almost nothing about the street and its history, or about the early Primitive Methodists and the building that they worshipped in.
We are especially interested in the homes (and frameshops) on 19th century Chapel Street, and their residents / The first Primitive Methodist Chapel / The people who have, since 1828, used the chapel building for different purposes / The street’s 19th century framework knitting and hosiery activities and businesses.
Did your ancestors worship in the chapel or work or live on Chapel Street? Can you help us to put together the history of the Primitive Methodists in Ruddington between the 1820s and 1890s? Were your ancestors Primitive Methodists?
Do you know what happened to the chapel after it was replaced in 1873, or in the 20th century? Do you have any papers, letters, photos, drawings or maps that we could see? Can you help us to put together the history of the street, of its framework knitters, or of the Primitive Methodists in Ruddington between the 1820s and 1890s?
Although officially called Turner Street, it seems that the road has always been known as Chapel Street (and sometimes as White Horse Yard).
Any help that you can give to help rediscover, record and preserve the story of this historical part of Ruddington would be greatly appreciated. If you can help at all please contact the museum manager, Paul Baker, at Framework Knitters Museum, Chapel Street, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6HE
Phone: 0115 9846914
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