Chapel Street

Looking south down to the end of Chapel Street to the Downley school building and its bell tower.

On the right is the dwelling demolished when, in 1935, the Bricklayers Arms moved from its original location at the junction of High Street and Plomer Green Lane. At the time the only official entrance to the school was at the far end of Chapel Street. The census records show the street as being the first to be named in Downley.

Early 1900s
Looking south down Chapel Street with the Primitive Methodist Chapel and cottages on the left.

The Primitive Methodist Chapel was constructed in 1864 with seating for approximately 100 practitioners. It closed in 1965 and is now a residence.

Outside the Primitive Methodist Chapel

Left to right in the back row, at what is believed to be a Sunday School activity, are Peggy Mines, David Hawkins, an unknown young lady, Arthur Hawkins (the Chapel Steward, not ordained), Ethel Hawkings, Mr Brown, and his son Norman Brown in Club Scout uniform.

Newly weds outside the Primitive Methodist Chapel

Looking south down Chapel Street from High Street with the former Primitive Methodist Chapel on the east side of the street.