Imperial War Museum Reference 18180 (information out of date at time of writing).
John Earles, in his book Streets and Houses of Old Macclesfield (pub. 1915), said “The Bethel Chapel in Windmill Square is one of the oldest Nonconformist places of worship in the borough. It was built on the site of a portion of Mr Charles Roe’s important and extensive Copper Works, and the adjoining street is still called Brasshouse Street, whilst close by is Calamine Street and Calamine Place. The chapel was purchased by the General Baptists in 1822 for the sum of £750.”
The brass plaque with black lettering names three men who lost their lives in the Great War, and another two who died as a result of the war.
THE GLORY OF GOD
LOVING MEMORY OF OUR SOLDIER MEMBERS
WHO FELL AND WHO ALSO DIED AS A RESULT
OF THE GREAT WAR, 1914 – 1918
GEORGE BAILEY – JOSEPH WARDLE
OCTOBER 10TH 1923