Our annual programme includes talks, tours, heritage services, lunchtime ‘soup and study’, special events, including Museums at Night and study days.

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Event Information:

  • Sat

    Primitive Methodism in the Potteries: when Charles Shaw was a child (1832-1850)

    10.30-11.30 Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum

    A talk by John Anderson

    Charles Shaw's autobiography, When I was a Child, with its dominant themes of education and child labour, covers the years from his birth in 1832 in Tunstall in the Potteries until 1853 when he was accepted into the ministry of the Methodist New Connexion. From his own experiences he gives vivid account of social and industrial life of the Potteries in the 1830s and 40s, which enables us set the story of Primitive Methodism in this period in its context.