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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): ACC/1850-14
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1929-1956
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Methodist Church of Great Britain x United Methodist Church x Wesleyan Methodist Church x Primitive Methodist Church


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Old Mahogany Bar Methodist Church was originally a music hall - Wilton's Music Hall, founded in 1858. The Reverend Peter Thompson bought the premises in 1888 and converted them into a Methodist Mission hall as part of the East End Mission. Various evangelical and social welfare activities were coordinated by the Church, including a Sunday School, Women's Meetings, clubs and a Guild. In 1956 the building was sold and became a rag warehouse. The building has been Grade II listed and is being restored by the Wilton's Music Hall Trust.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to Old Mahogany Bar Methodist Church, Graces Alley, Wellclose Square, comprising publicity material including annual reports and anniversary programmes, 1929-1956, including pamphlet entitled "Sixty Eight Glorious Years for Christ. The Story of the Old Mahogany Bar (East End Mission)" by the Reverend Lesley E Day, 1956.

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Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: Depositor

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1983 (Acc/1850).

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Description Notes

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Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
January to March 2009

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