A black and white photograph of a Sunday School class in front of the portico of Wesley's Chapel, City Road.
School on Sunday usually preceded a Sunday church service. It was and still is one way of providing instruction in the Christian faith. Traditionally, this was not limited to children, and most churches had classrooms and meeting facilities adjacent to the church premises.
Sunday Schools were first introduced in the 1700s in England. They provided education and opportunities for children from poorer families who had to work during the week and could only attend classes on Sundays.