Monthly Archives: July 2020

Heritage Volunteering

Short presentations at 11am and 2pm or drop in anytime 11am and 3pm to find out about volunteering opportunities in Barton.

Posted on:15th July 2020

Art in the Playground

Members of the Wilderspin Art Group display their works in progress and affordable art for you to appreciate and buy.  10am – 4pm.

Posted on:15th July 2020

Joseph Wright Hall

This huge and ornate Primitive Methodist Chapel was opened in 1867 and had seating for 600 people.

The Chapel was designed by Joseph Wright of Hull (1818 – 85), and was one of his most impressive buildings.

It is among the last surviving examples of his work.


It ceased to be used by the Methodists in 1961 and subsequently became the Salvation Army Citadel.  The interior of the main hall was substantially redesigned by the insertion of a floor at gallery level, the removal of the ground floor pews and alterations to the frontage.  Most of the gallery, together with virtually all the beautiful windows and the plasterwork to the ceiling and organ chamber arch survive.

The Queen Street School Preservation Trust has plans to restore and reuse this Grade II listed building to create a community arts centre.



Posted on:5th July 2020