Imperial War Museum Reference 52381.
A brief history of Beech Lane Primitive Methodist Chapel can be found on the Primitive Methodist Ancestors website.
Beech Lane Primitive Methodist Chapel was built in 1830, and renovated in 1912.
In 1999 the chapel was bought by the furniture manufacturer and interior designer David Lisle and converted into showrooms.
The location of this building can be seen on this map.
Since the church’s closure the memorial, along with those from the Sunderland Street and Church Street West churches, has had a number of homes including, most recently, Tytherington School, the British Legion offices in Chestergate, and Christ Church, Bridge Street, Macclesfield. Since 10 November 2018, the memorials have been on display at the Silk Museum, Park Lane, Macclesfield.
The simple wooden plaque lists the names of thirteen men from the church who lost their lives in the war.
THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
GEORGE H. GRIMSHAW
JOHN J. BOOTH
“GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS”