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[Magic lantern exhibition] (lantern entertainment, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, 23 January 1878)

Type of event
lantern entertainment
Full title
Magic lantern exhibition
23 January 1878
Audience of a Public Meeting
People linked to event

CARRUTHERS, Alfred G.  (1857-1928) – lecturer

ATKINS, James  (fl. 1870s) – lantern operator

Organisations linked to event

– organiser

‘Intelligence Country’ in Sunday School Chronicle

“Bedford. - Bunyan Meeting S. S. - On Wednesday, January 23, a meeting of the teachers and parents of the scholars connected with the above school was held in the schoolroom. Tea was provided at six o'clock. A public meeting was held at seven o'clock, at which the rev. J. Brown, B. A., presided. After prayer by Mr. H. Manton, and the chairman's opening speech, Mr. John Ashton gave a brief account of the operations of the school. A magic lantern, with views illustrative of the life of Moses, was exhibited by Mr. James Atkins, the views being explained by Mr. G. Carruthers. Short addresses were afterwards given by Mr. Pack, Mr. Atkins, and the chairman. During the evening a number of suitable pieces of music were sung.”

Lucerna ID 7001574

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 19 February 2011

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