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Slide set: While the Sabbath bells were ringing (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 7 slides, 1892)

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Slide 1
The sunshine fell on cottage roofs, and waving cornfields bright
Slide 2
The sunlight on the old church tower lit up the fane of gold
Slide 3
The organ-notes rang loud and deep, and sweetly sang the choir
Slide 4
And they were pressing round the door of a gin-shop large and bright
Slide 5
Within they drank and screamed for more -- it was an awful sight
Slide 6
She rose and glared upon her foe, like fiend from hell up-springing
Slide 7
Drunkards go staggering through the town, roaring some ribald song
Other related organisations

in stock of R.J. Appleton & Co., , dates unknown (item ref. 287)

in stock of Onward Publishing Office, 1892

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1892-1914 (item ref. 471)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 82)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 127)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 538)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 1275)

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

W.A. Eaton, ‘While the Sabbath bells were ringing: a temperance recitation’ (London: Hansard Publishing Union, n.d.)

Related slide set

see generic title While the Sabbath bells were ringing (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)

People appearing in slides

BAMFORTH, James  (1842-1911) – slides 5, 7


7 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000786

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 10 May 2024

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