The UMFC chapel in Grange Road, Middlesbrough was in a very central position. It was built in 1877 to replace a smaller chapel in Linthorpe Road which had seved since 1859.
Chris Hill discovered that the chapel had been used as one of the venues when the last Primitive Methodist Conference met in Middlesbrough in 1932, and added the photograph from the conference handbook to our sister site My Methodist History. In June 2021 Jo Graham added the comment “We have discovered a book about the history of Grange Road Methodist Church, we’d be happy to pass it on for information it is dated from 1877- 1927”.
Although the book may have been produced to mark the golden jubilee of the chapel, it may also mark it’s closure. With the Carnegie Library, Grange Road Methodist Church housed Middlesbrough’s growing art collections from 1927 to 1957. Teesside Archives hold a marriage register from the chapel covering the 1930’s but it is not listed in the Methodist Church Statistical returns of 1940.