These 19th Century press cuttings give some idea of the everyday life, high days and holidays of the Winteringham Chapels
From the Hull Packet of 28th January 1859
On Sunday last two sermons were preached in the Wesleyan chapel by Mr. Mumby of Whattam, when collections were made for the benefit of the chapel, which amounted
to about £2 10s. The harmonium was presided over by Mr Coates of Winterton, assisted by Miss C.Spencer.
From the Hull Packet of 2nd March 1860
Two sermons were preached on Sunday last [26th February 1860] in the Wesleyan chapel by Mr Mumby, of
Scartho, when upwards of £11 was collected on behalf of the chapel funds.
From the Hull Packet of 22nd September 1865
The annual meeting of the British and Foreign Bible
Society's Association has been recently held in the Wesleyan Chapel. T. Tombleson, Esq., of Barton, presided, and gave an excellent speech. The Revs. J. Tyas and J. Wetherill, of Winterton, and the
Rev. J. Spencer (the deputation of the Parent Society), most ably advocated the claims of the great Society. The meeting throughout was one of great interest. More than £7 was collected, being a
considerable advance upon the preceding year. The proceedings terminated with a very cordial and unanimous vote of thanks to the respected chairman and speakers.
From the Hull Packet of 26th January 1877
BAND OF HOPE AND TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.- On 16th instant a large and attentive audience assembled in the Wesleyan Methodist schoolroom, under
the presidency of Mr. Sewell, Winteringham Grange, when addresses were given by Mr. R. Wharton and J. Morwood, of Winterton. Mrs Slingsby gave a very interesting reading, "The Convinced Cobbler and his
Sick Daughter." An address was delivered by Mr. Barr, Mr. Browton, of Winterton, filling up the programme with a very convincing and able speech. Votes of thanks were passed to the whole of the
speakers, and Mrs Slingsby, for their very excellent programme. Eleven signatures were taken at the close of the meeting. The Temperance Society of Winteringham earnestly requests the cooperation of all
Christian societies in the village, and hopes that every parent having children connected with the Band of Hope will use every effort in assisting the promoters in training their children in habits of abstinence and
From the Hull Packet of 16th January 1880
WESLEYAN BAND OF HOPE. - On Monday, the 5th inst., a lecture was delivered by the Rev. J. Whitely, principal of St.
Augustine School, Hull, in the National Schoolroom, kindly lent by the Rev. C. Knowles, who presided over the meeting. In the course of his lecture, which lasted a little over an hour, the lecturer spoke of
the benefit of total abstinence, which had been proved by many present for muscular energy, and by himself for brain work. The parents and friends of the young were strongly urged to help forward the
movement. After speaking of the self-sacrifice of One whose example all were urged to follow, who so looked at our interests as a race, that He gave His life a ransom for ours, instances of heroic conduct and
self-sacrificing courage in the history of our country were placed before the minds of the people. The rev. gentleman went on to show the danger in the present educational policy of our country of cramming
rather than opening the intellect of our youth, and concluded with a warm appeal to the young men and women present to become thinkers, and thus general benefactors of their village and nation. The audience
was large, and listened throughout with rapt attention, broken only by frequent bursts of applause, which demonstrations were loud and long. We are glad to learn that the lecturer has promised to pay the
village another visit during the coming season.
From the Hull Packet of 9th July 1880
WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOL. - Recently Mr Davey, of Goxhill, preached morning and
evening, and in the afternoon Mr. Broughton of Winterton, addressed the scholars. The services were much enjoyed by large congregations, and the collections were over £5. Subsequently the children had
their annual treat at the Grange, being conveyed there in wagons, and carrying with them a good display of banners, &c. Many of the parents and friends accompanied them, and had tea at the Grange, every
possible assistance being rendered them by Mr. and Mrs. Sewell to make the visit agreeable. The time after tea was spent in a variety [of] innocent recreations, in which old and young united.
From the Hull Packet of 26th June 1885
The Primitive Methodist Sunday School anniversary was held on Sunday. The sermons were preached by Mr Councillor J. G. Hall, of Hull, to good
congregations. The children sang and recited several pieces in a highly creditable manner at the children's service in the afternoon. On Wednesday evening a service of song was rendered in the
chapel, for the school, by the effective choir from Alkborough. The anniversary was a most successful one.