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Slide set: The level crossing (recitation: York & Son, 9 slides, 1887)

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Slide 1
The Eight O'clock Up's just gone, sir
Slide 2
I can tell you the story of Burton's Fate
Slide 3
She treated his words as jokes
Slide 4**
He plighted her his solemn word
Slide 5
And they heard her a-crying and sobbing
Slide 6
She went through the Service Bravely
Slide 7
She heard it first at the Station
Slide 8
He was Crossing there for the Platform
Slide 9
Why, bless us, the Lights are red!
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of W.C. Hughes, dates unknown

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1888-1914 (item ref. 164)

in stock of J. Brandon Medland, 1889

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 20113)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 435)

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

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

George R. Sims, ‘The level crossing’ in Prepare to shed them now (1968)

People appearing in slides

UNIDENTIFIED LIFE MODEL 04   (fl. 1880s) – slides 1, 9


Dated from Stationer's Hall copyright records. A poster in slide 1 shows the date 2 July 1887.

The 1898 Wrench and 1909 Tyler catalogues use the title Level crossings.


9 slides known to exist in private collection

1 slide in Kirklees Museums and Galleries

Subject keywords
Lucerna ID  3000505

Record created by Richard Crangle and Lydia Jakobs. Last updated 4 May 2024

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