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[Magic lantern exhibition] (lantern entertainment, London, England, 1897)

Type of event
lantern entertainment
Full title
Magic lantern exhibition
‘The Church's Holy War’ in Church Army gazette

“!I do like them Church Army pictures.': Such was the remark of one who had seen the Lantern views of the C.A., given on Bank Holiday. The Vicar took advantage of the occasion to introduce to the parish the C.A. Officer, and if the hearty reception given to the slides is an indication of a similar and future welcome to the Officer, then it bids well for the C.A. work. The Curate-in-Charge presided, and was most enthusiastic throughout; he had been working hard and successfully in conjunction with a few very earnest workers. They had a gymnasium, swimming club, &c., for the big boys, and it was most important that the work should go on. As slide after slide was shown, cheer after cheer was given, and when the one was given that showed the poor man in bed - white and clean and warm - the man sleeping as peacefully as a little child, one could almost hear a pin drop, all thinking of the poor man; the contrast was so great of being out all night upon the street, with an empty stomach, bare back, and aching heart. It was pointed out that drink brought at least threequarters of the cases to need the shelter of the C.A. Home.”

Lucerna ID 7000486

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 19 February 2011

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