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[Magic lantern entertainment] (lantern entertainment, Meltham Mills, Yorkshire (West Riding), England, 8 January 1890)

Type of event
lantern entertainment
Full title
Magic lantern entertainment
8 January 1890
single event
Slide sets shown at this event

Marley's ghost: a Christmas carol (story: York & Son, 24 slides, 1884)

Curfew must not ring tonight (recitation: York & Son, 10 slides, in/before 1888)

People linked to event

PIGGOTT, William F.  (1841-1923) – lantern operator

PIGGOTT, W. Charter  (1872-1943) – lantern operator

The Huddersfield Daily Chronicle (10 January 1890), p. 3

“Convalescent Home, Meltham Mills. On Wednesday evening last an excellent magic lantern entertainment, interspersed with songs, recitations, etc., was given gratuitously to the inmates and a large number of friends, promotod by Mr W.F. Piggott, from Huddersfield, and party. The Rev. E.A. Kindall, curate of Meltham Mills, presided. The programme opened with a rendering of Dickens' Christmas Carol, 'Marley's ghost,' illustrated with life model slides, by Mr W.C. Piggott. A series of splendid slides, illustrative of the principal places of interest in London and London life, with a visit to the Zoological Gardens, by Mr W.F. Piggott. Songs, 'The Swiss toy girl,' by Miss Braime; 'Zuyder zee,' by Mrs T.A. Haigh; reading, 'The road to heaven;' recitation, 'Curfew must not ring to-night,' illustrated with life model slides, by Miss Braime; recitation, 'The newspaper boy,' by Master Allen Taylor. A number of excellent local views and amusing slides were also shown. Mrs Piggott and Master C.W. Hirst presided at the piano-forte. A very hearty vote of thanks was accorded to all the contributors, on the notion of Mr and Mrs Smith, the master and matron, and a very enjoyable evening then terminated.”

Lucerna ID 7000306

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