~ Gallery - Churches and Chapels ~
Lake Street Chapel
An early view of the new Chapel.
Image courtesy of Mr Ian Beach, sedgleymanor.com
The original Primitive Methodist Chapel was built in 1841, the lay preacher group and thus the chapel was often referred to as 'The Ranters'.
The old chapel was located on the corner with Turner Street.
In 1926 the 'Ranters' moved into a new chapel built on the opposite side of the road and is still in use today.
In 1956, the old organ that belonged to the now partly derelict chapel and hadn't been played since before the war, was moved to Birmingham Accident Hospital Chapel. The restoration costs amounted to 350, and funds were raised by nurses of the hospital and students of Birmingham University.
The new chapel was registered for solemnizing marriages on 15th March, 1927.
W. Burrows & Co., Printers, a long established business in Lake Street, moved into the old chapel after it was vacated by the Church.
The old chapel was eventually demolished sometime in the late 1960s or early 1970s.
The locals still call it 'The Ranters'.
The above sketch by J.R.Stenson, shows the old Lake Street Chapel building on the corner of Turner Street, it was at that time being put to another use, the building along with the row of houses and shops on the South side of the street were demolished in the late 1960s.
Reproduced with kind permission of Mr J.R. Stenson.