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Lantern address (lantern service, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, 3 January 1893)

Type of event
lantern service
Full title
Lantern address
3 January 1893
single event
Time of day
Slide sets shown at this event

Bunyan's 'Holy war' (generic set title – 8 different versions are known)

The prodigal son (generic set title – 13 different versions are known)

The road to Heaven (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)

People linked to event

OAKE, Reverend R.C.  (fl. 1890s) – lecturer

MACDONALD, D.  (fl. 1890s) – lantern operator

Jackson's Oxford Journal (7 January 1893), p. 5

“On Tuesday evening the Rev. R. C. Oake, Curate, gave an interesting address illustrated with dissolving views, on 'John Bunyanʻs Holy War,' including the siege of Man-Soul, in the Mission Chapel, Caroline-street, before a large and appreciative audience, including the Rector (Rev. F. Pilcher), Mrs. Pilcher, and family. He also produced series of beautifully executed slides illustrative of the Parable of the Prodigal Son, and other views were also shown, amongst which was a short set entitled 'The Road to Heaven' illustrating a very touching story of a poor little city waif. Suitable solos and other sacred songs descriptive of the subjects shown on the sheet were sung by friends […]. During the event light refreshments were handed round. A pleasant and enjoyable evening was brought to a close by heartily singing the hymn 'Safe in the arms of Jesus,' and prayer. Mr. D. Macdonald managed the slides in an efficient manner”

Lucerna ID 7006245

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