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Slide set: Why the Green Dragon was closed (service of song: T.J. and W.F. Piggott, 18 slides, in/before 1906)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Introduction, the Green Dragon
Slide 2
Hymn: unfurl the Christian standard
Slide 3
We're a Teetotal family said Mr Donstan
Slide 4**
Two or three friends entered the doorway
Slide 5
The landlord of the Green Dragon
Slide 6
Mrs Peters looked at him in astonishment
Slide 7
Next day Peters kept his word
Slide 8**
He handed each man a shilling
Slide 9
And then came hay harvest
Slide 10
You can tell all the men and their wives
Slide 11
Coffee and tea in great abundance
Slide 12
Hymn: there is beauty all around
Slide 13**
Mrs Donstan noticed these changes
Slide 14
When harvest-time came round
Slide 15
Hymn: Come ye thankful people, come
Slide 16
Fancy a reading room in Lesterby
Slide 17
Was found lying dead in the road
Slide 18**
Pretty cottages erected in its place
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Supplementary list of lantern slides lent on hire: 1906-7 (London: UK Band of Hope Union, 1906), 3

“Nelson Farm changes hands. The new farmer is an abstainer. He stops the men's beer and gives extra wages instead. This causes much astonishment at the Green Dragon. In ten years the whole village is changed. The Green Dragon is replaced by two handsome cottages, and drunkenness becomes a thing of the past. Hymns – Hail! friends of temperance – There is beauty all around – Come, ye thankful people, come.

Catalogue of lanterns, slides and accessories (London: J.W. Butcher, c.1913), 316
Lucerna ID  3003091

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 8 February 2021

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