74 READING ROAD SOUTH
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|1883||1972||FLEET METHODIST CHURCH|
|Circa 1972?||???||POST OFFICE||Known to exist in 2005|
|???||Present||DADDS 'N LADS BARBERS||Opened 2010 or earlier|
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We know that 1883, a Methodist chapel was built on the address that later became known at 74 Reading Road South, it is possible that an even earlier church existed before this but there are no known records of this. In 1972 this was demolished and the Methodist Church that we know today was built next door to it as a bigger replacement.
A new build was later put on 74 Reading Road South.
“A New Primitive Methodist Chapel” 1883
This poster gives an invitation to the foundation stone laying ceremony and tea, followed by an address in the Baptist chapel in the evening. A local publication dated 1974 mentions a Primitive Methodist Church which had been built for £100 but nobody has seen another mention of this church or where it was built. This notice is for a “new” church, perhaps more evidence that an old one existed. – Percy Vickery.
Primitive Methodist Church 1901
As a result of the fund raising events, the church was consecrated in 1884 on the site of the post office (now Dadds ‘n Lads) opposite Heatherside School. A Sunday school room was added in 1898 and the vestry in 1916. When the primitive and Wesleyan wings of Methodism united, the church in Fleet Road was sold and it was decided to build a modern church by the side of the earlier Primitive church/chapel, this was opened in 1972. The new post office was then built where the old church had stood. – Percy Vickery.
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