In 1851 Thomas Smith Butler, the Chapel Steward, filled in the forms for the Religious census. He reported that on 31st March the Wesleyan Branch chapel (as they called it) had attracted congregations of 175 in the afternoon and 250 in the evening (H.O. 129/193/44). Which were figures in excess of those given for the Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels in the parish.
Thanks to Nick Hughes for the photographs added to this page, which Nick discovered when exploring his Scotland Street ancestry .
I recall playing the organ in this chapel It was positioned on a gallery behind the pulpit, roughly on a level with the main Bristol to London main railway line which was on an embankment at that point. You felt it when a train went by.
Rumour has it that activities within a service were co-ordinated with the train timetable … …
In the short term I’ve duplicated this page on both the Staffordshire and Warwickshire pages. Our policy is to include pages in the county they were part of at the time of Methodist Union in 1932, the end of Primitive Methodism as a separate connexion, which would place Glascote in Warwickshire. That’s where it will end up.