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Slide set: Neddie's care: or, suffer the little children (story: Bamforth & Co., 25 slides, 1887)

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Slide 1**
Slide 2**
Neddie looked wistfully over the railings at the Home for the Destitute
Slide 3**
In crossing the floor she stumbled over the recumbent form of a sleeping man
Slide 4**
'What have you been up to all day? Where have you been?'
Slide 5**
The poor boy was evidently in the last stage of consumption
Slide 6**
She wrapped her ragged shawl closer round the dying boy
Slide 7**
'Only a penny, Sir, please give me a penny'
Slide 8
'What were you going to say?' asked the Mission Lady
Slide 9**
'Hark! that's my poor Dickey coughing'
Slide 10**
The room was quite empty except for the poor boy, who lay there in sore need of aid
Slide 11
She soaked a morsel in the broth and put it into Dickey's mouth
Slide 12**
'I can't leave him,' she said, 'he's such a little fellow, it would never do for him to be left'
Slide 13
He was very weak, poor little fellow, and glad of Neddie's help in raising the tea cup to his lips
Slide 14**
She poured a heap of pennies into her lap
Slide 15
'I'm Dickey's relation, Miss Gray, I'm going to see him. Do I look like a relation?'
Slide 16**
Hymn: 'The roseate hues of early dawn' (with vignette Neddie singing over Dickey's bed)
Slide 17**
For a few minutes after Neddie stopped singing, no one spoke
Slide 18**
'I never saw anything like it before,' said Dickey
Slide 19**
Two men carried her in apparently dead
Slide 20
'Have I been ill, Miss Bell?' said Neddie
Slide 21
Hymn: 'I heard the voice of Jesus' (with vignette)
Slide 22
It became necessary, on Dickey's repeated enquiries, to break the news to him
Slide 23**
'Oh! do take me to see my poor Dickey'
Slide 24**
Neddie put out one tiny hand toward them and said, 'Poor little Dickey, it doesn't hurt, dear'
Slide 25**
In the churchyard adjoining the home stands a marble cross, in memory of Neddie and Dickey
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1887-1914 (item ref. 72)

in stock of Chatham Pexton, 1888

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 63)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 170)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 482)

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

‘Minn’, ‘Neddie's care: or, suffer the little children’ (Holmfirth: Bamforth & Co., 1887)

Events where this set was shown

[Magic lantern entertainment] (lantern entertainment, Merrow, Surrey, England, 26 March 1888)

People appearing in slides

BAMFORTH, Mrs Martha  (1843-1894) – slides 8-24


18 slides known to exist in private collection

3 slides known to exist in private collection

25 slides in The Hecht Collection: Screen Archive South East (University of Brighton)

Lucerna ID  3000436

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 May 2024

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