Charles Prest to Rev. J.P. Lockwood, Stockton, 16th November 1861
Letter by Charles Prest (1806-1875) to Rev. Lockwood (1792-1871), in which he confirms travel arrangements to Stockton.
Prest (1806-1875) became a Wesleyan Methodist minister in 1829 and helped with the building of the new Kingswood School in 1851 when it moved to Bath. He served as superintendent at Wesley's Chapel, London, between 1851 and 1854 and was elected President of the Wesleyan Methodist Conference in 1862. Prest was an outspoken opponent of 'Popery' and committed to the reorganization and extension of Home Missions as Secretary of the Home Mission Committee from 1857 to 1875. Lockwood was a popular Yorkshire Methodist preacher who - somewhat oddly - became known as the 'Bishop of Berry Brow'.