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24 November 2002 The Romance of Primitive Methodism by Joseph Ritson. Chapter 16 (more to follow).
24 November 2002 Additional notes on Hugh Bourne and Primitive Methodism further to the BBC Radio Stoke "Staffordshire Greats" poll.
22 November 2002 notes on Primitive Methodism
Methodism in the Comgleton Circuit - Chapter 6 added.
Planned additions include a more detailed geography of the Manifold Valley to complement school project work.
>22 October 2002 Contact e-mail changed New address is
The old contact e-mail address is to be discontinued to to ecsessive spam.
3 September 2002 Methodism in Alstonefield - notes by Thomas Johnson, written 1894 and transcribed by Dorothy Critchlow, used by kind permission.
8 August 2002 Wesleyan Methodism in the Congleton Circuit by Rev. J. B. Dyson, 1856
First 5 chapters so far : more to follow soon.
This book contains some interesting accounts of Methodism during the early years of John Wesley's ministry, and is invaluable for any student of Methodism of that time.
30 July 2002 List of links to multimap. This is a list of maps ( scale 25000 : 1 ) covering most of the Chapels. This list will be updated from time to time, and the links will be added to the individual Chapel pages.
27 July 2002 A new section devoted to Ramsor , linking all available material relating to this remarkable place. Ramsor had a special place in Primitive Methodist History, and was frequently visited by Hugh Bourne, who conducted his first ever funeral service (1810) there only 2 years after a Camp Meeting (1808).
This will take some time, even including only the material now available on this site.
This is a prelude to writing a history of Primitive Methodism in the Ramsor Circuit. If you have any original material relating to Ramsor, especially extracts from Primitive Methodist Magazines, and extract from Journals of Preachers, please let us know.
17 June 2002 Primitive Methodism in the Leek Moorlands by W H Simcock (Copyright, used by kind permission of the author.)
16 June 2002 From A New History of Methodism (1909), the section on the Methodist New Connexion; rtf
03 March 2002 A new section (and a slight diversion from our primary purpose) answering a question on Methodist doctrines of Sanctification. Some notes from material available to this web site which may not be more widely known.
20 January 2002 From A New History of Methodism (1909), the section on the Bible Christian Methodists ; rtf
10 January 2002 P.M.Missionary Society, Accounts of the African Fund, 1931 ; rtf. This is a copy to rtf for small file size of one large sheet.
8 January 2002 Working to copy a variety of documents on loan, including various Circuit Plans, and Ellastone Parish Registers from 1538 to 1810
Minutes of a Quarterly Meeting of the Leek Primitive Methodist Circuit, 1862 (rtf). This is an interesting snapshot of Circuit life, 50 years after the Primitive Methodist Connexion was formed.

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