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[Magic lantern lecture] (lantern lecture, Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, 19 November 1884)

Type of event
lantern lecture
Full title
Magic lantern lecture
19 November 1884
People linked to event

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

CARRUTHERS, Thomas  (c.1848- after 1901) – lantern operator

‘Intelligence Country’ in Sunday School Chronicle

“Wootton - Mr. Alfred G. Carruthers, hon. visitor of the Bedford Sunday School Union, delivered his interesting lecture, 'The Pilgrim's Progress,' in the Baptist Chapel on Wednesday evening week. The large and appreciative audience quite filled the chapel, including the seats placed in the aisles. Mr. Frank Lee, of Bedford, presided. The dissolving views used to illustrate the lecture, and exhibited by Mr. Thos. Carruthers, were of high order. A collection was made in aid of the chapel fund, and at the close, on the motion of the Rev. J. Readman, pastor, seconded by Mr. Pope, superintendent of the Sunday School, a hearty vote of thanks was passed to the chairman and Messrs. Carruthers. The lecturer, in a brief reply, stated that he had now delivered this lecture to audiences numbering, in the aggregate, over twenty thousand persons, a testimony to the interest in Bunyan and his wonderful work.”

Lucerna ID 7002965

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 19 February 2011

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