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Englesea Brook
Museum of Primitive Methodism

Englesea Brook Chapel is now a museum commemorating the turbulent birth of Primitive Methodism and "The Ranters", and in particular the lives of its founders, Hugh Bourne and William Clowes. For more information on the museum, please ring Stephen Hatcher on 01270 820836, or email engleseabrook-methodist-museum@supanet.com.

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Englesea Brook
The Museum and Chapel.
Copyright B.J.Taylor 2003

 

Hugh Bourne
Hugh Bourne, one of the first Primitive Methodist preachers.
Copyright B.J.Taylor 2003

 

Pulpit
The first pulpit used by Hugh Bourne and other "Ranters".
Copyright B.J.Taylor 2003

 

Boot
Hugh Bourne's boot, cut away to relieve severe pain.
It didn't stop him travelling the country, preaching as he went.
Copyright B.J.Taylor 2003

 

Hugh Bourne's Spectacles
Hugh Bourne's Spectacles
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Chapel interior
The interior of a Primitive Methodist chapel, complete with stove.
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Organ
The 1828 Pipe Organ.
Copyright B.J.Taylor 2003

 

Cupboard with plates
Cups and plates commemorating Hugh Bourne and William Clowes.
Copyright B.J.Taylor 2003

 

China Cupboard
More commemorative items.
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Sunday School Banner
A Primitive Methodist Sunday School Banner.
Copyright B.J.Taylor 2003

 

Printing Press
The Printing Press, used in the production of Methodist literature.
Copyright B.J.Taylor 2003

 

Hugh Bourne's grave
Hugh Bourne's grave
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