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The Gallery includes images of the borough's streets and buildings and portraits of people and communities. The Digital Gallery images are displayed as thumbnails. Full size images can be viewed by clicking on a thumbnail.

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Methodist Chapel Cubitt Town

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The Old Chapel, Cubitt Town Primitive Methodists, Manchester Road, Isle of Dogs. Built in 1862, it was enlarged in 1878, and rebuilt in a grander style in 1905. Methodist services were first held in Cubitt Town in 1858, at No. 20, Davis Street Terrace, Manchester Road. When the chapel was first opened, there were 39 members and 90 Sunday School Children. Chapel activities included Bible Classes, Missionary work, Band of Hope. The chapel was licensed for marriages in 1901. by Mrs G. Hubbard