Macclesfield Bethel Baptist Church

Imperial War Museum Reference 18180 (information out of date at time of writing).

 

Photo © Robin Stott (cc-by-sa/2.0)

THE BUILDING

The Bethel Baptist Church is situated in Calamine Street, Macclesfield, adjacent to an area once known as Windmill Square, and can be found on this map.

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 MEMORIAL

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.

 

Photo: J Kingsland

DEDICATED TO
THE GLORY OF GOD

AND IN
LOVING MEMORY OF OUR SOLDIER MEMBERS
WHO FELL AND WHO ALSO DIED AS A RESULT
OF THE GREAT WAR, 1914 – 1918

HARRY DESBOROUGH
ARTHUR BAILEY
HEDLEY TORR

GEORGE BAILEY – JOSEPH WARDLE

OCTOBER 10TH 1923