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Another gentleman writes of Padiham and its early glories, when Mr. No serious attempt has heretofore been made to chronicle the events connected with its introduction and growth in this district. The one is a private account-book which throws much light upon the prices of food and articles of household use in the second half of the last PREFACE. Whatever the character of h's preaching in the early years of his rule at Haworth, it was not altogether in harmony with that of the Methodists, as understood by him : for, when it was announced that John Nelson was coming to preach in his parish, he warned the people not to go and hear him. Two years later a final effort was made, the following being the chief contributors : Mr. If it be correct, the pulpit will probably be the one that was originally used in the old chapel at Colne, built in 1777, and may have been transferred to Burnley to save expense on some occasion when the Colne chapel was repaired or altered. In twenty years the congregation at Bartle Hills outgrew its accommodation : and a plot of land in Accrington Road was given in 1871 by Miss Barnes, of Spring Hill, Burnley, for the erection of a new chapel. Howorth in her behalf on Saturday, February 4th, and the chapel was opened the following year, the collections amounting to ^191. The building is in the Elizabethan style of architecture, and provides accommodation for 350 persons in the large room, and no children in the gallery. It would seem, however, that no class was formed at that time, the first contribution to circuit funds being made September igth, 1807, and amounting to 33. The only other separate entry before 1810 is of 8s. In 1 8 10 there are four entries, amounting together to i 1 8s. The first list of the members of society appears in the superintendent's register in June, 1811, when sixteen persons received tickets of membership. But on September i6th, 1859, UNION to quote an old minute book, "a tea-meeting of teachers from all the Sunday schools in the then Burnley circuit was held under Hargreaves Street chapel." It was convened for the purpose of considering the condition and prospects of the various schools. Matthews and Miss Morley, better known in later years as Mrs. Free schools and the establishment of competitive board-schools have made against the attendance, but there are still 700 children on the books, and the efficiency of the schools is well maintained. In MEETINGS 1834 is the first recorded instance, followed by 1855, 1859, 1863, 1871, and several subsequent years, the circuit taking its turn in hospitality regularly with the other principal centres in the District. Clayton undertook to provide for the purpose at a nominal rent. But in giving my heart to the Lord and continuing in the society, I was better qualified to deny all that was sinful, my character was established, and I had always friends who were rendering me any assistance that I required, and never had any difficulty in finding employment. 235 uprightness he gradually im- proved himself and his position, until he was able to retire from business in possession of an ample fortune and of universal respect. right, the Spirit of God came down and rilled the house. No church within the same area and started within the same period can for a moment compare with it either in the value of its eccleciastical and educational buildings, in the accommodation provided, or in the number of its adherents. John Blezard, of Padiham, His Honour Judge Ingham, of Birkdale, formerly County Court Judge, and a grandson of Benjamin Ingham, who founded the Inghamite chapels so well known in this district, and of Mr. Judge Ingham is the possessor of two manuscript books that were used by his grandfather. His grand-daughter reported that she had often heard her father say that his father knew Grimshaw before he had consciously passed from death unto life, and frequently heard him preach ; that when he thought Grimshaw had not been sufficiently faithful, he would follow him into the vestry, and remind him of his failings ; and that Grimshaw used to say that in those earlier times he some- times felt as if he would as soon have seen the devil in the vestry as John Wilkinson. The amount of truth in this tradition cannot easily be decided. He wrote a little pamphlet of eighteen pages, full of wise counsel and encouragement; and some two thousand copies were distributed. The presentation of purses in this way was a novel and successful feature on an occasion of the kind, and the proceeds of the day amounted altogether to ^139 8s. The cost was ^1,831, to which must be added ,360 for the capitalisation of the ground rent ; and in all the sum of ^1,000 was raised. John Howorth, ^75 ; Miss Barnes, ,50 ; a friend, ^50 ; ^25 each from Miss Butterworth, Messrs. About forty years afterwards he was appointed town missionary in Burnley, and died in 1879 a ^ the age of eighty-four. Extracts from the Burnley Society Stewards' book have already been given, which prove that there was preaching in a house at Worsthorne for three or four years from 1797, and that friends from Mereclough were instrumental in the introduction of Methodism. An abortive attempt was made in 1831 (see SUNDAY page 117) at the establishment of a Sunday SCHOOL School Union. Lawton presided, and the meeting resolved " that the formation of a School Union for the circuit was desirable, and that the various schools and the local committees be desired to appoint representatives who should meet and further consider the question." As a result of this meeting a Union was determined upon, and the committee of the Union held their first meeting on December loth, 1859, when Mr. William Lancaster on " The Best Method of Teaching." A perusal of the minutes of the committee is interesting, in that they record the fact that all the prominent names in connection with Burnley Wesleyanism have been intimately associated with Sunday school work. is a list of the different Sunday schools in the Burnley circuits to-day, with the year when each school was established, and the number of scholars as reported at the last meeting of the Union on December i3th, 1898: SCHOOLS. The erection of large central premises in Red Lion St. They remained only a short time, when their places were taken by Mr. The school reached its zenith both numerically and financially in 1892. Jones, under whose care the school became the largest Wesleyan day school in the country. In 1857 most of these organisations were amalgamated, and the Burnley Wesleyan Town Mission began to be. 167 the original committee of eighteen persons only three survive, Messrs. George Clayton was employed in 1879, and after him came A. The May meeting of the District Synod has DISTRICT been held in Burnley on several occasions. IN 1810 the Colne society was discussing a proposal to erect a school upon a site which Col. I believe if I had not joined the society I should have returned into the world again, and lost all that is good.Still, Grimshaw knew of the formation of the Societies, and was acquainted by hear-say with the character of the meetings. The third was George Ashworth, of Stacksteads, who continued in the office for only eighteen months. It was whilst worshipping there in 1845 tnat James Smith and James Hartley considered it would be better to have a building specially set apart for public worship. Two years later the school buildings were erected, at a cost of ^2,268 73. John Moore, then of Hudders- field, on December 4th, 1864, when the collections amounted to ^87 i8s. "Owing," so the entry reads, "to the late period of the year, the committee recommended the female singers to appear in their regular dress and bonnets, suited to the season, and not in white dresses, as is customary on these occasions. In the course of administration there arise month by month questions, legal, financial, and official, of the most delicate and complicated character. Tunstill's great commercial knowledge and practical sagacity in business details have proved of the utmost value. A work of re-construction commenced, which has been carried on during successive years with the result that this department of the Wesleyan Methodist church has been brought into harmony with modern requirements, both as to the spirit of its administration and as to its business arrangements. Tunstill has taken a leading part ; and the popularity of the chapel office is in no slight degree due to his wise counsels and his sympathetic co-operation with his colleagues.We have, however, reason to believe that Grimshaw was on more or less intimate terms with Darney. He was succeeded in January, 1874, by James Crompton, who had for some time previously been acting as school-keeper. When the building was thoroughly dry a somewhat larger instrument was substituted, which appears to have cost ,100. Lonsdale, of Burnley, and as part of the contract was for a time gratuitously played by his son. The building now used was accordingly rented from the Gawthorpe estate, and of late years the rent has been reduced to a nominal sum by Sir U. The chapel was opened on September ist, and worship has ever since been conducted regularly in it. Comfortable sitting accommodation is provided for 1,200 persons, including 440 seats which are free. 6d., the entire cost of chapel and schools being ^8,050. Not less distinguished has been the part he has taken in the reconstruction of the central premises at Oldham Street, Manchester, which have become the headquarters of one of the most remarkable mission developments in modern Methodism, and in the church of Christ at large. Tunstill's first speech in the Conference was in opposition to the proposed sale of the Oldham Street premises, and, in view of the opinion then prevailing, he displayed no little foresight and courage in associating himself with the comparatively few men who advocated the retention of the site and the erection of new premises thereon. Tunstill accepted the responsibility he had taken in the Conference, as one of the leaders of a forlorn hope, by a munificent donation to the building fund, and by consenting to become the treasurer of the new body of trustees, an office which he still holds.He earned his living as a pedlar, 1 and as he tramped his rounds and sold his wares, he preached the Gospel and formed Societies at- Padiham, and in many places in the district of Pendle, which will be mentioned as our story proceeds. On this being read, a conversation arose as to whether the subject of erecting a chapel in the locality indicated should not be " resumed." A committee was appointed to consider the whole matter. Brown, William Lancaster, and George Taylor, with power to add to their number. He died on June 8th, 1838, and a tablet to his memory still stands on one of the walls of Wesley Chapel (see page 126). His wife died on December 29th, 1848, and he himself twenty years afterwards on June 2oth ; and the bodies of both lie in St. Of their children three sons, James, George, and William Fishwick, reached manhood ; but only the last-named is still surviving. In early life he was sprightly and the best of company.In January, 1747, Charles Wesley paid his second visit to Haworth. This committee consisted of the ministers, the circuit and town stewards, with Messrs. To the September quarterly meeting they could only report that they had not FULLEDGE. Its foundation stone was laid on Good Friday, April 22nd, 1859, by Mr. A procession started from Red Lion Street school, in which a thousand persons took part. But no name in the Methodism of the neighbourhood in the early decades of the present century was more prominent than that of W T illiam Fishwick, of Green Bank House. Referring in his old age to this period, he attempted to describe what he considered his hardened and reckless spirit by saying, " On one occasion I attended a ball with Alleine's 'Alarm to the Unconverted ' in my pocket." It was probably the illness and death of his brother Richard, and the good reports of Methodism given by his brother George at Scorton, that caused the prejudices of the family at Burnley to give way. AA ETHODISM in East Lancashire covers a period of history of / y almost one hundred arid sixty years. THE first Methodist preacher to appear in the neighbour- hood of Burnley was John Nelson, who for a short time assisted the Rev. On the back is the name of the school, with the date of its foundation, upon a scarlet ground in green. The following year the school had 650 names of scholars on the books, with an average attendance of 324. In 1884 the school was enlarged by the addition of two rooms over the infant school for the use of the young men's and the young women's classes, a new staircase, etc. The school is in a prosperous condition with twenty-two officers and teachers. Although the cradle of Methodism in Burnley must be sought in the district of Lane Bridge, yet for a number of years prior to 1865 the place was almost entirely neglected, not only by Methodists, but also by most other Christian churches. A plot of land was obtained, and the foundation stones of the present chapel laid by Mr. It was mainly indeed through his warm interest and generous support, seconded by the patient and self-denying efforts of Mr. In 1889 it was again enlarged at a cost of ^300, by the erection of a wing of four class rooms, the re-opening services taking place on May igth. 135 1878, when there were present seven teachers and forty-one scholars, the superintendents being Messrs. In still another place in the neigh- bourhood, Bent- ley Wood Green, a Methodist society was in existence. Their joint contri- butions to the connexional funds that year were to the Schools' fund 55. The trustees were William Hopwood, senr., William Hopwood, junr., Edward Pollard, William Fishwick, James Howorth, John Pollard, Thomas Farrer, John Hargreaves, John Higgins, William Sutcliffe, William Halstead, Gilbert Holden, John Simpson, James Crossley, and Henry Sutcliffe. Reference should be made to one or two PLACES places, in addition to those already named, from GIVEN UP which Methodism has retired. From that time I was living in various parts of Lancashire till 1828, when I removed to Crawshawbooth. There was a good work begun in the Bacup circuit during the time that Mr. He always claimed me as his spiritual child, and I felt quite as much pleasure in looking on him as my spiritual father.
And without any dis- paragement of the valuable work of other churches historical accuracy warrants the statement, that no other religious movement has told more widely for good upon the various phases of the private and the public life of Burnley and East Lancashire than the Methodist revival of the eighteenth century. The Minutes moreover relate almost exclusively to the admission or exclusion of members or to matters of internal controversy, and have no connection at all with the fortunes of Methodism. Darney preached his first sermon in Haworth in a house in "the Ginnel" opposite the Church gates. The room soon became too small for the needs of this rapidly increasing district, and it was thought desirable to eject a school-chapel with larger accommodation. was raised, including a donation from Miss Barnes in addition to the site of ^700, another from Mr. The rooms were admirably adapted both by size and ventilation for both Sunday and day-school work. The Hull Street mission room was opened in January, 1889, and a school was established. Reference has already been made to a service at Burnley Wood conducted by a Methodist preacher as early as 1775 ; but whether the service was held in some house or in the open air is not known. Religious services were held in the evening, and various other efforts made to benefit the neighbourhood. A library was opened containing 210 volumes, with 33 readers ; and there was established also a Band of Hope society with 70 members. In 1816, however, it re-appears with eight members. Pollard, John Higgins, John Higgin James Crossley, John Simpson, James Crossley and Lawrence Redman, signing. I, William Leach, of Burnley, do hereby certify that a certain room occupied as a Sunday School room, situated in the Township of Worsthorn, in the Parish of Whalley, in the County of Lancaster, and Diocese of Chester, is intended forthwith to be used as a place of religious worship by an Assembly or Congregation of Protestants, and I do hereby require you to register and record the same according to the provisions of an Act passed in the 52nd year of the reign of his Majesty King George the Third, intituled " An Act to Repeal Acts, and amend other Acts, relating to religious worship, and Assemblies, and Persons teaching or preaching therein ; " and hereby request a certificate thereof. Hopwood, and two Sabbath school teachers, to wait I 5 8 THE BURNLEY CIRCUIT. A new chapel however soon became a necessity, owing to the great increase in the number of worshippers. He was one of the founders of the Victoria Hospital, and with it his benefactions will cause his name long to be associated. The important position which Methodism has taken in East Lancashire called, in the opinion of the author, for some permanent record of its origin and progress. The first to form Societies, which ultimately became Methodist Societies, was William Darney, who seems to have carried on his work, chiefly in Rossendale and Pendle-forest, for three or four years, under the direction of or in friendly co-operation with the Rev. After officiating a few months at Rochdale, he removed in September, 1731, to Todmorden. In 1849 a house for the chapel keeper was built on a plot of land behind the chapel. The second Sunday there were eighty-two scholars present, with Mr. The school has been carried on ever since, and is still making progress. Lupton held the office of superintendent for twelve years, and Mr. Smith, James Whitham Thompson, Edward Jones, William Whittingham, Joseph S. Amongst the contributors were many belonging to other churches, such as General Scarlett, the Rev. The chapel was opened on October 22nd, 1868, by the President of the Conference, the Rev. The name of James Kelly will always be associated with the founding and early history of the mission. On Sunday evenings there was a congregation of 150. Above his head a hole of a suitable size was driven through the ceiling, and pro- tected by a low rail. In 1875 a Young Men's Institute was founded by the Rev. It is not on the plan for 1830, but had fortnightly service on Sunday evenings on the plan of 1837. For many years there was a Methodist society at Pendle Bottom. James Thompson at Bartle Hills for a couple of years was transferred to the new premises. The Accrington Road school was the first to feel the competition of free Board Schools, and eventually was handed over as far as day school purposes are concerned to the Burnley School Board. Platt, and the latter, which was founded in 1872, by Mr. The Wesleyan day schools in Burnley very soon rose to a high state of educational efficiency, as the particulars of the Government grants for 1880 prove. per head : but at the Red Lion Street school the grant averaged 203. The writer of the report availed himself of the opportunity to indulge in a little philosophy. I did not succeed, and was very miserable for more than a week, when I had a journey to a place near Rochdale. The portrait is the only one of the kind known to be in existence, and adorns one of the rooms of Dids- bury College, by the governor of which institution, the Rev. Green, kind permission to reproduce it has been granted. It is also probable, that John Bennet in travelling his extensive ' Round ' may have preached thus early at Todmorden, but the evidence is not conclusive. After a course of study at Cambridge, he was ordained in 1731, and entered the ministry of the Established Church, not with any thought of saving souls, but, as he afterwards sorrowfully confessed, in the hope of getting a good living. Since its opening in 1840, the chapel has undergone various modifications and changes. In 1843 the interior was newly painted and decorated by Mr. At the same time the vestries were supplied with tables and forms. Its membership numbers at present about three hundred, and its services are tending powerfully to the promotion of temperance amongst the young. The school was opened on the first Sunday in April, 1885, from nine o'clock to ten in the morning, when there were present ten boys and ten girls with two male and two female teachers, and Mr. In the afternoon, from two o'clock to three, there were twenty-five boys and thirty-five girls present, with seven teachers. John Howorth, John Thornton, William Lancaster, John Butterworth, James Lancaster, Benjamin Moore, Francis Scowby, Frank Ernest Thornton, Brian Cowgill, John Hargreaves, Thomas P. It contains the names of 279 persons, and the amounts vary from ^100 to sixpence. As far as is known, there is no other endowment on Wesleyan Methodist property in Burnley. In two years there were 260 scholars in the Sunday school, and two additional society classes had been formed. These premises soon became too small, and a larger cottage in the same lane was hired, where a peculiar contrivance was resorted to in order to provide accommodation for the hearers The preacher was stationed in a corner of the room on the ground floor. Peter Mackenzie preached from a window in the new premises, and a collection of ^28 was made. New school premises were at once proceeded with, and opened on August 27th, 1871, a day school being commenced the following year. In 1825 it was reported as having nine members, but from that time is not mentioned in the register. The Accrington Road day school was opened in 1876, when the small school conducted by Mr. In the ninth year of its existence it reported an income of ^28 145., and the visitation of nearly a hundred of the sick or needy. I felt power to believe, and I went home rejoicing. Brook, of Sheep Ridge, near Huddersfield, and there was a meeting after, to which I stayed and in which I wrestled to obtain liberty.Not far from the Parsonage were some old quarries ; in which and other out of the way places he and Darney quietly conversed on Christian doctrine and personal experience ; and it was not long before Grimshaw took his stand by the side of the evangelist, at one meeting giving out the hymn before the sermon and at another concluding with prayer. On August 29th, 1874, it was decided to build schools adjoining the chapel, and to transfer to them the work that had been carried on so long on the Bartle Hills premises, now entirely inadequate for the purpose. A room over a blacksmith's shop in High-street was opened for preaching, and a Sunday school established on the 22nd of June in that year. George's Hall, Liverpool ; and on the next Sunday two sermons were preached by the Rev. The alterations comprised the connection of the central vestibule with the gallery staircases by means of glazed doorcases, the insertion of wall panelling round the sides of the chapel, the provision of extra seats, and the introduction of book-boards to the scholars' and free sittings. A young men's class was also formed with 80 members. From the time the school was opened to the year 1880, the names of 1471 boys and of 1387 girls have appeared on the register. More recently there were also occasional services in a cottage in Huffing Lane, in which it is said the Rev. In 1879, a corner shop, which happened at the time to be untenanted, was secured at a rent of 53. The memorial stones were laid on Saturday, September 2nd, 1882, I RROOKI. Lawrence Redman was a leader at Mereclough ; John Simpson, John Higgins, and William Sutcliffe were members at Mereclough ; and James Cuerdale a member at Burnley. principal party in making the application, was just then full, and his cup running over. James Hargreaves, an active local preacher, who had watched over the society for many years, ^125 ; and by Mr. And after various efforts it was announced at a jubilee celebration in October, 1890, that the debt was at last removed. Kelly when a student preached the school sermons, was used. The superintendent died in 1818, and shortly afterwards Mr. In 1823 the scheme was revived, and it was resolved to build a chapel on the land already purchased, and to use the old chapel as a school-room. Every other office open to a lay- man, except that of local preacher, appears to have been held by him, always conscientiously and often with conspicuous devo- tion. An impressive memorial service was held the following month in Fulledge chapel, when many gathered together from the town and neigh- bourhood to pay tribute to the Christian life and work of him they would see in the flesh no more. Butterworth was a quiet and kindly lady, born on March ist, 1804. She died on December i3th, 1886; and the sole representative of the family in the line of direct descent is her granddaughter, Mrs.Some of the villagers said that " mad Grimshaw," as they already called their vicar, had turned "Scotch Will's clerk " ; and Grimshaw wrote to Dr. An extension of the site was again generously given by Miss Barnes, with the sole ACCRINGTON ROAD. Four years later, a large site was secured, and the foundation stones of a school-chapel were laid on August 4th by Mr. Dugdale presented each scholar with a New Test^ient and each teacher with a Bible. each." The remainder was defrayed by a gentleman still living, whose generosity has shown itself in many ways. Ormrod, George Howorth, and John Howorth, shewed that there were 559 scholars with an average attendance of 261, or 46^69 per cent. The decorations were based on the Greek type and were executed by Messrs. In 1877 there were 1,123 day scholars and 734 Sunday school scholars. In 1880 it became necessary to enlarge the school to provide increased accommodation. In 1886 the chapel was thoroughly renovated, the ventila- tion improved, and book rails fixed to the pews in gallery, at a cost of ^700. The foolscap paper, on which this agreement was written, bears a mark indicating that a tax of two shillings per quire had been paid, and on it is impressed a stamp for one pound. Notwithstanding the disparity of circumstances between himself and the lord of the manor (who might be about his own age), and maugre the opposite creed which he professed, Mr. there have been many souls that have gone safe to heaven, even from the old place.' The squire was half fixed by the assertion, and probably believed it ; but in his own peculiar and brief manner, merely replied, 'Very well, very well, very well ! William Clark, Red Lees, superintendent of the school, 100. A new organ was introduced in August, 1896 ; and the society is free from the financial burdens that have pressed upon it for almost two generations. A class was formed at "New Lond," midway between Wheatley Lane and Pendle Bottom, as early as September, 1807, and was considered as belonging to the Burnley society. Wilkinson, of Higham; John Robinson, of Higham ; John Livesey, of Higham ; Robert Procter, of Wheatley Lane ; John Whalley, of Wheatley Lane ; William Hopwood, James Hartley, Edwin Pollard, William Moore, Thomas Farrer, Thomas Whitfield, William Fishwick, John Hargreaves, Thomas Haworth, and William Hopwood, Junr., all of Burnley. The chapel was enlarged first of all about 1853 at a cost of ^267 ; and twice since the process has had to be repeated, in 1868 at a cost of ^600, and again in 1878. At last, on Good Friday, April ist, 1824, when the ground was covered with snow, and the day was bitterly cold, the foundation stone was laid. Several times he was a circuit steward, and when financial difficulty arose he would remark, " The Lord's cause must never be allowed to be in debt," and proceed either to clear the debt himself or to make a large donation with that in view. Pollard, of Park Avenue, Southport, the heiress of many prayers and a loyal member of the church of her fathers.