Search

Contact us

 

Slide sets

Slides

Other images

People

Organisations

Events

Locations

Hardware

Texts

Keywords

Collections

Waif life in London (lantern lecture, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, 25 January 1898)

Type of event
lantern lecture
Full title
Waif life in London
Date
25 January 1898
Time of day
evening
People linked to event

SHORTHOUSE, Captain   (fl. 1890s) – lecturer

Reference
‘The Church's Holy War’ in Church Army gazette

“A NEW FACE ON THE ISLAND Jersey, St. Mark's. - A most enjoyable evening was spent on Tuesday (25th) by the members and friends of the C.A. in Jersey, the occasion being a Welcome Tea to Capt. Shorthouse, who has recently joined this station, and who, by his brightness and sheer hard work has already made himself very popular. About 150 sat down to tea, our Vicar (Rev. A. Leech) among the number. The tables looked very inviting with their snowy linen cloths decorated with plants and flowers and glistening china, and surrounded by smiling faces. After tea a Lantern Entertainment was given, illustrating 'Waif life in London.' Capt. Shorthouse explained the slides, and was able to give anecdotes of what he had himself seen among the poor in the slums. He also thanked those who had so kindly given towards the tea, whereby the poorer people were enabled to obtain a rare treat at a very low price. His kindly remarks were greeted with applause, and the proceedings terminated by singing the Doxology. J. W. H.”

Lucerna ID 7000553

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 22 May 2017

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, lucerna.exeter.ac.uk, item 7000553. Accessed 26 September 2022.

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.