Then & Now: Remembering Forsbrook Chapel


A small primitive Methodist Chapel has stood in Forsbrook, near Blythe Bridge, since 1856.

The building, pictured on the left of both pictures, gave its name to the road where it stands, Chapel Street.

A postcard view of Chapel Street, Forsbrook between 1910 and 1925.

The chapel, which is more than 160 years old, was built by a handful of poor people who had struggled to raise the money to build their own place of worship.

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It seats about 50 people and is still used regularly.

Over the years its look has changed, in more recent times it has been whitewashed with the addition of a cross on the outside of the building.

We love nostalgia – it’s a key part of what we do here at StokeonTrentLive.

So much so that we’ve got a dedicated Facebook group – that’s all about nostalgia!

It’s called Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire Nostalgia.

It’s a look at the history and heritage of Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire, including local places and faces, lost buildings and industries, military history and a nod to our proud past.

You can read more nostalgia stories as well as join in with the conversation – sharing your own recollections and photographs.

We look forward to seeing you in our group!

Meanwhile, the houses on the left and the right are also still standing today.

Chapel Street Forsbrook more recently.

Do you have memories of Forsbrook? If so get in touch with Adam Gratton at The Way We Were, Sentinel House, Bethesda Street, Hanley, ST1 3GN or call 01782 864255 or email: adam.gratton@reachplc.com





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