Hello Barton St, from Australia
I have just discovered your wonderful website and wonder if you can help, please?
The marriage certificate of our newly discovered Great Aunt, born 1894, states that the wedding took place in the “Robert Raikes Primitive Church Memorial Chapel, Barton St”, in 1918.
I am attempting to locate this site and, whilst British History Online provides comprehensive notes on Protestant Non Conformist churches in Barton St at that time (it seems there were many), I can find nothing definitive on the location of this specific church. I understand it may have been demolished in the intervening period.
I am not sure that the current Methodist Church in Barton St, near All Saints Lane (Google Maps) has a connection. A map, c1900, seems to suggest that Barton St may have continued further into what is today Eastgate St, and this may be the area in which the original church stood. I am clutching at straws and an ocean away.
I would be most grateful for any assistance, please. Historic information, or, indeed, a photograph of the Robert Raikes Primitive Church Memorial Chapel, Barton St, as it was at the time of my Great Aunt’s wedding.