Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Primitive Methodist Centenary plate

This is a photo of a plate produced for the 1907 centenary celebrations of the Primitive Methodist movement, courtesy of Margaret Lawton.

The movement began in May 1807 with an open-air camp meeting on Mow Cop in North Staffordshire, England. It grew rapidly to 200,000 members and 6,000 churches by 1888. At the centenary celebrations in 1907, it is estimated that 100,000 people gathered for the camp meeting at Mow Cop.

The founders were Hugh Bourne(1772–1852) and William Clowes (1780–1851), both pictured.

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