Welsh Union Chapel + House attached
263A Bolton Rd, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan WN4 8TG, Ashton
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At Risk: No
Built in 1891 and was the first Non-denominational Welsh Church in the area.
At the top end of Ashton, the non-denominational cause was started in a private house before the present chapel was built not far from the new Wesleyan chapel... I transferred my membership from the church at Tan-y-Coed, Llanrug, to the non-denominational chapel. People from Mostyn, Bethesda, Rhos, Anglesey and Caernarfonshire formed the majority of Welsh congregation there, but there were also English-speakers from Flintshire. There were five elders in the church: an Independent from Rhos was also secretary of the choir; a Baptist from Pensarn was treasurer; and there were three Methodists, one from Mynytho, one from Mostyn and one from Anglesey.... Around this time all the money owed to the bank was repaid, and the man from Mostyn was chosen as treasurer.
Bob Sanders 2021
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