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Milton Street Church in Saltburn

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This fine building on Milton Street featured in ”The Building News” of 1903, prior to completion in 1905. It stands adjacent to the former Methodist Church (which now forms the church hall); this was erected in 1865. Saltburn was fortunate in having two Methodist churches, the other on the junction of Albion Terrace and Windsor Road. This is now Saltburn Community Hall and home to Saltburn theatre and many community events.Callum Duff tells us: “Although Saltburn had two Methodist churches, they were originally two different denominations. The Wesleyan continue at their church in Milton Street having merged with the Primitive Methodists in 1969. The Primitive Methodists operated the first chapel in Saltburn at what was the former Ruby Street Social Club (now demolished). With a growing congregation, they moved to larger premises at the top of Ruby Street (later becoming the Cosy Cinema then Bingo Hall) before moving to their church on the east corner of Albion Terrace and Windsor Road in 1910.”

Sheila Cherry tells us: “My parents owned Milton Cafe and bakery, in Milton Street and the next door fish and chip shop until approx 1959 / 1960. I am searching for any photographs and history of the shop. My father’s name was Norman G. Hare and his Company name was Colby Catering Company. I know he was active in the Chamber of Trade in the town. He also ran nearby canteens in the industrial areas in Skelton, Middlesbrough and Darlington. Can anyone offer any help or advice please?”

Image courtesy of John G. Hannah and many thanks to Sheila and Callum for the updates.

1 comment to Milton Street Church in Saltburn

  • Callum Duff

    Although Saltburn had two Methodist churches, they were originally two different demoninations. The Wesleyan continue at their church in Milton Street having merged with the Primitive Methodists in 1969. The Primitive Methodists operated the first chapel in Saltburn at what was the former Ruby Street Social Club (now demolished). With a growing congregation, they moved to larger premises at the top of Ruby Street (later becoming the Cosy Cinema then Bingo Hall) before moving to their church on the east corner of Albion Terrace and Windsor Road in 1910.

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