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Mint Chapel, Moor View


Mint Chapel, Moor View
Description:
25th January 2004. View of the former Mint Methodist Chapel on Moor View. The area was known as Mint and the road now called Moor View was originally called Mint. The chapel was built in 1892 and could seat 350 people. The last services were in 1973 and it was then used for commercial premise and later renamed Portland House. In this view the building had been used by B & H Electrical Engineers but is now for sale.

User Comments:

Name:
Roger Quick

Comment:
My father was minister of the chapel from 1963-68 and we were told then by older members of the congregation that the area was so called because there had been fields of mint growing there. The road called Moor View was originally called Mint, not Mint Street or Mint Road, just Mint. The road sign looked quite odd.

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Name:
Mike Peacock

Comment:
I used to live on Cross Princess St. I recall a dirt road that led to some spare ground we called the mint. Holbeck Feast and Circuses used to pitch their tents on the mint, adjacent to Holbeck Moor.

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Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
I have always wondered about the name Mint Chapel, and whether or not it was named after the nearby location of an actual Mint. There is a Methodist Mint Church, on Mint lane, in Exeter, that is built on the site of an old Mint, which had been there in the 17th century. Hence the name. But no such fame for our Mint Chapel. According to the Royal Mint in London, there never was a Mint in Holbeck. So it looks as if the old fields of mint that used to flourish there must take all the credit. Unless of course anyone can come up with some other explanation.

Email:
GrahamScho@AOL.com

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Name:
jan

Comment:
as a small child i went to sunday school at the mint chapel from about 1959 for a year or so age 7.we lived in the creskells.my dad arthur worked in a saw mill which was across from the mint ,to the right in the photo (out of view)

Date:
16-Jun-2009

Email:
janet.b1952@yahoo.co.uk

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Name:
Debbie Cuthbert nee Hullah

Comment:
My sister Janice and I also attended the Mint Methodist church. We lived in Ninevah Parade, and i can remember the cafe continental concert where i sang a song called Alice Blue Gown! My sister was also crowned May queen one year by Jack Charltons mother whom i believe lived locally at the time!!

Date:
30-Aug-2009

Email:
debcuth@hotmail.co.uk

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Name:
Diane Wilkinson(Haynes)

Comment:
I attended the Mint Chapel in the early 1950,s.and still have some books which were given as Sunday school prizes.I lived on Low Moor Side with my parents and Grandma.

Date:
15-Jan-2012

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Name:
Robert Smith

Comment:
My father was the minister at the Chapel from 1959 to 1963 when we moved to Hertford. Sadly my reason for looking for information about the Mint is that my dad passed away on 10.2.12 and I realised I never knew much about that part of his or my life being only 5 when we moved away. If anyone remembers my Dad at the Mint I would love to hear from them.

Date:
14-Feb-2012

Email:
robinthegrove@ntlworld.com

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Name:
Brian Eccles

Comment:
My friends and I used to go the the Band of Hope meetings in this chapel during the 1940's, mainly to see who could get the most stars stamped on their attendance card. I do not remember having to sign the pledge (I hope I didn't anyway as my parents took me along to the Holbeck Working Men's Club, just a hundred yards along the moor, every Saturday and Sunday night). Actually, singing 'Get thee behind me satan', and 'Go down Moses way down in Eygpt land' are my only memories of the meetings.

Date:
10-Jun-2012

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Name:
chris gore

Comment:
my mum worked in office here at baker and hyman for a few years before she retired, there are some fantastic buildings in holbeck but most of them have gone.

Date:
14-Mar-2014

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Name:
John Earnshaw

Comment:
My Grandfather was the fund raiser in 1890 to raise money to construct the "new building". My family have a gavel given to him on Dec 26, 1891 to celebrate his role. We also have a silver trowel he used to lay the corner stone of the building. He came to Canada with his family in 1910 where he founded a new church in Toronto, and ran a Band of Hope until he died in 1940.

Date:
28-Nov-2014

Email:
JohnEarnshaw@Nexicom.net

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Name:
Jimmy Sollitt

Comment:
I remember going there around 1958-59 when it was used by the St John Ambulance for those wishing to join the group. Just beyond the hall on the same side was the CO-OP clothing factory, where I first became friends with my girlfriend, later my wife. The large fair was held on the moor near hear every year. What fun that was.

Date:
21-May-2017

Email:
zorcos@ntlworld.com

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Name:
John Beckwith

Comment:
I went to the Mint Chapel from 1935 to 1939 with my sisters and we were all baptised and confirmed there. So much has changed since those days and not for the better.

Date:
04-Jun-2017

Email:
john@beckwith90.plus.com

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