"In the town of Nottingham," says Mr Clowes, "we preached in a large room that had been used as a manufactory, which was generally well filled. We experienced strong persecution in the beginning; but on application to the magistrates, the outward persecution was in a measure quelled. Sometimes amid the storm and disquietude of the wicked, I have seen the congregation shake with the power of God; in the valley of dry bones, bone has come to his bone, and a noble army of living souls soon stood up to the glory and praise of God. Multitudes of conversions took place in that large room. Scenes were witnessed that gave joy to angels, and thrilled both preachers and people with emotions of gratitude, and led them to sing in transports of praise."
From, ‘The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion from its origin, by John Petty, 1860. p52