b'the Chapels of the East Riding 22that the PrimitiveAlteration proposedre-pewing. Rostrum with Methodist chapel was enlarged in 1863, but I couldcommunion rail instead of old-fashioned pulpitfind no documentary evidence that it actually was,Proposed expense:and perhaps just as well, as it can be seen from theBuilding 75Stewards Accounts Books thatthey really startedArchitect 3/15/-to struggle financially during the 1870s and 80s 23 .Extras 3/10/-Their income was realised from seat rents, anniversary82/5/-collections and Christmas Singings, and it barelyEstimated by architectcovered the cost of coals, lamp oil, glasses & wicks,Ways and Means:and cleaning, with the result that money had to beSubscription promised12borrowed to fund decorating and repairs. In 1876Additional sub expected2020 was borrowed from the Trustees of Holme onEst. amount of public collection10Spalding Moor Primitive Methodist Chapel to pay offExpected from Central Circuit Fund25a loan to Mr Winkup, and four years later, 20 wasGuarantee to pay within 12 months67 borrowed from Mr Moses Moody of Acklam to repayEst Annual Income:the Holme loan.Seat rents5/10/- By 1886 expenditure was double income, andAnniv sermons1the huge amount of 23/10/- had to be paid outSunday School10/-for building and stove repairs, which was funded byEst Annual Expenses: holding special Harvest Festivals and Sales, and byCleaning & lighting3/10/- borrowing another 10 from Moses Moodyit is notInsurance 2/- clear whether he was ever re-paid though the interestRepairs10/- payments were a major item of expenditure. OneSurplus to pay debt 2/16/- shilling and threepence had to be found each year to pay to Mr Adamson in spout rent, presumablySigned Andrew BaxterCircuit Superintendentbecause the chapel was built to the absolute limitTrusteesWatson Wrightof its ground, and the spout protruded onto theWm Jebson 24neighbours land. The Wesleyan Chapel meanwhile was managingAt this point the blow fellit was decided by the to cover its costs, but was feeling its ageat the endCentral Committee that the roof must be re-done with of the century it would be 90 years old. There wasa new ceiling and re-plastering of walls in addition to obviously a general problem with ageing Methodistthe re-pewing requested.Chapels, as in 1898 several applications were put inThe architect for the Pocklington Wesleyan Circuit to the Methodist Central Fund. was George Francis Danby of Leeds, who covered an This Application for permission to enlarge orarea as far north as Middlesbrough. The logistics of alter was submitted on 21st February 1899: visiting such a large area are demonstrated in a letter No of members38 he wrote to the Rev A Baxter of Pocklington:Regular hearers55 Nov 3rd 1899Population of immediate neighbourhood: 422 Will arrive at 9.42 and then we can go to Size of building26 wide x 24 broad Bishop Wilton. There will be no occasion for No. it can accommodate128 you to go to Elvington and High Catton as No of sittings let45 I want Shutt to meet me in his own trap, or Annual income from seat rents 4/8/3 bring back the hired trap, if I catch the train at Stamford Bridge, but we shall have to Any debtno start soon as it gets dark soon now 25Freehold owned As a result of his inspections he estimates that Height of walls15 the new amount for re-roofing etc will be 125, but Thickness of walls9 when the work was put out to tender, two quotes Built of: brick were received for the work, one from Watson Wright Circumstances rendering alteration necessary:(a trustee) for 169/1/0 and one from George uncomfortable pews Shutt of the Steam Joinery Works and Saw Mills of Pocklington for 139/1/0. George Shutts was accepted. Both builders were used for work on other 22David & Susan Neave(1990) East Riding Chapels and Meeting Houses23Stewards Account Books, Beverley Archives, Ref: MRP/4/5524As above. Ref: MRP/1/7925As above. Ref: MRP/1/72BULLETIN 11 187'