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[Magic lantern exhibition] (lantern entertainment, Sutton Cheney, Leicestershire, England, 19 January 1898)

Type of event
lantern entertainment
Full title
Magic lantern exhibition
19 January 1898
Van Mission
People linked to event

WOOD, Captain J.W.  (fl. 1890s) – lecturer

Organisations linked to event
‘The Church's Holy War’ in Church Army gazette

“A GOOD START Sutton Cheney. - On Monday, Jan. 17, a Magic Lantern Lecture, entitled, 'Christies's Old Organ,' was given in the Schoolroom by Capt. Wood, of the 'Worchester' Van. A Service of Song bearing upon this useful little story was very creditably rendered at suitable intervals by the Sunday-school scholars and choir members. Half of the evening's admission money has been devoted to the Sunday-school Fund. On Tuesday evening, that wonderful sacred allegory, 'Pilgrim's Progress,' was brought before a large number in a very practical light; and on Wednesday the parable of 'The Prodigal Son' was portrayed in a most earnest and touching manner before a still larger audience. Friday evening brought the series of optical Lantern Lectures to a close. To a crowded room 'The Story of the Cross' was solemnly and impressively given by means of lantern and lecture, the choir reverently rendering the appropriate music. The collections amounted to £3 0s. 1d. Over 20 persons have given in their names as subscribers to the Church Army Gazette, and it is hoped that a Sewing Class may be started in connection with the movement.”

Lucerna ID 7000551

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 19 February 2011

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