50 year Jubilee Primitive Methodist Chapel 1868 - 1918

This booklet was to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the building of the Primitive Methodist Chapel on Hillside, Ackworth (Now the Lawnmower shop).

Summary of contents:

Page 1... the Primitive Methodist Chapel was erected and given to Ackworth by John Fields Esq. of Pennsylvania, USA at a cost of £900

Pages 2-3... In 1908 Brackenhill Primitive Methodist Chapel was erected at a cost of £665 with cash and materials donated by the Camplin Bros. Quarry owners.

Pages 4-5... photo of the newly erected Brackenhill Chapel.

Pages 6-7... mention of some old Ackworth names - Camplin, Robinson, Parker, Wigglesworth to name a few.

Pages 8-11... List of First World War losses


A Short History of the Parish Church of St Cuthbert and the Chapel-of-Ease All Saints

Judging by the Ackworth businesses advertising (with their 3 digit phone numbers), in this short history magazine, this was likely to have been printed in the 1950s / 60s

1964  All Saints Church: 75th Anniversary Souvenir Leaflet

The Parish Magazine

This October 1978 issue has a tribute to Miss Elsie Lindsay of Rhyddings Drive who meant a great deal to all at All Saints Church and her sudden death was a shock to all. 

There are other interesting snippets on these few pages which were provided by Miss Lindsay's great niece, Leslie...  

 Many of the older generation will remember Reverend Courtley with fondness, Miss Pritchard (from our 'Faces from Ackworth's Past) is listed as the organist at All Saints. The 3rd page mentions one of the often recalled Mothers' Union Jumble Sales at the Mission Room and the second page lists Holy Eucharist at St Clements and Chiltern Court flats, the latter of which was demolished and is now housing on Chiltern Drive.