Contact us


Slide sets


Other images









[Magic lantern service] (lantern service, Chenies, Buckinghamshire, England, 31 May 1896)

Type of event
lantern service
Full title
Magic lantern service
31 May 1896
People linked to event

DAVEY, Captain William R.  (1867-1941) – lecturer


“Running after the Plate. Chenies, near Rickmans worth, Herts. – We have had a visit from Capt. Davey, for which we are very thankful. On Sunday afternoon, May 31, he gave an address to our open-air service, when, although this is a little country village, we had a fifty adults standing round, besides children, and we believe the words spoken were blessed to some. In the evening Capt. Davey gave an address at Flanden. On Monday, June 1, he gave a Lantern Lecture to about seventy children; who appreciated it very much; it was entitled 'Little Joy’s Mission.” Later in the evening there was a crowded room (Rev. A. Birdikin presiding) to hear and see something of Church Army work. Nearly sixty slides were thrown on the sheet to illustrate the subject, and Capt. Davey’s lecture was much enjoyed. The Rev. Birdikin said at the close he had not spent 'so enjoyable an hour for a long time.” The collection was £1 17s. 9d. One thing pleased us much. After the Lecture, when Capt. Davey was going away, two who had come to the meeting without any money brought offerings and gave to him his way to the sation.”

Lucerna ID 7000372

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 15 September 2013

How to cite this record: all the information in Lucerna is freely available for use for any legal non-commercial purpose. If you use any of the information or any images from this page, please credit Lucerna in the following (or an equivalent) style:

  Lucerna Magic Lantern Web Resource,, item 7000372. Accessed 14 June 2024.

All Lucerna data is published in good faith as the latest known version of the information, but without any guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness. If you can correct or add to our information, or supply any images, please Contact us.