John Wesley (1703-1791) Founder of Methodism. Visited Whitehaven on 25 occasions between 1749 and 1788 preaching in numerous outdoor and indoor venues including the Market Place, the Ginns and later, the town's first Methodist Chapel in Michael Street. From Whitehaven harbour, he made several visits to his followers in Ireland and the Isle of Man.

Market Hall, Market Place, Whitehaven, United Kingdom

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Revd. John Wesley MA lodged here on the night of October 3rd 1749 when journeying on horse back from Whitehaven to Leeds. This was his first visit to Westmorland.

Main Street, Old Hutton, United Kingdom

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