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[Magic lantern lecture] (lantern lecture, Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset, England, 24 March 1898)

Type of event
lantern lecture
Full title
Magic lantern lecture
24 March 1898
People linked to event

GRAY, Joseph  (fl. 1890s) – lecturer

Organisations linked to event

– organiser


“A very interesting and instructive lecture was given on Friday evening in Mr. Mansel-Pleydell's Schoolroom on 'Alcohol and its Effect on the Human Body,' by Mr. Gray, from London. The whole of the lecture was illustrated by a powerful limelight lantern There was a large and appreciative audience, considering the cold winterly weather. The speaker was well acquainted with his subject, and the persons would be glad to have another visit from Mr. Gray at some future date, to hear his other lecture, which is illustrated by chemical experiments.(...) The words of three well-known hymns were thrown on the sheet, and heartily sung by the audience. (...) A collection at the door in aid of the Diocesan Temperance Fund realised 15s 0,5d. Mr Gray gacve a lecture to the school-children at four o'clock, and explained the processes of Digestion, and showed how it was hindered by alcohol. This lecture was also illustrated by various charts.”

Lucerna ID 7006094

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 19 February 2011

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