MAY I thank all those who came and supported our 'Heritage Day' at Victoria Hall Methodist Mission.

Around 200 people came through our doors on Saturday, September 12, and enjoyed guided tours around the building, magic lantern shows, great music in the main hall and light refreshments.

Many people commented on the fact that although they has been in the Hall many times with schools or for concerts, they had no idea of the size of the building or its history.

The Ridgeway Gate Chapel was on the site of the Victoria Hall and was opened in 1776. John Wesley visited the following year to give his official blessing, our Sunday School is 230 years old.

Our only disappointment was that the BoltonNews did not feature us alongside the Parish Church. We are both proud of our heritage and support each other, as with all our town centre churches,

M Mills

New Chapel Lane