Primitive Methodist Chapel, Mow Cop

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Description:The Primitive Methodists held their first open-air prayer meeting at Mow Cop in 1807.

The chapel shown in this photograph was one of many around this area.

Remembering Methodism at Mow Cop

A website visitor from Biddulph remembers visiting preachers at Mow Cop:

"There was an inscription on these plates they sold: The little cloud increaseth still, which first arose upon Mow Hill.

"There was a wonderful preacher called Gypsy Smith, and you couldn't get in to the church when he came.

"He gave these absolutely red-hot sermons on salvation. And they'd have a lot of people who would come and kneel at the altar.

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This photograph is among the collections at Stoke-on-Trent Museums.

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Source: The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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