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Slide set: From workhouse to mansion (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 40 slides, 1904)

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Jem Clarke was a model husband and father
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It was the lifeless body of her dear husband
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Each faithful comrade went on his knees
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Jem Clarke's body was laid in the churchyard close by
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Mrs Clarke's brother was headmaster at the village school
Slide 10
'I have come to discuss a matter respecting Mrs Clarke'
Slide 11
The desired opportunity presented itself on his visit
Slide 12
The Christian's home and the drunkard's home
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Out they came, rushing headlong from the school doors
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Quietly Joey and Susie walked away, hand in hand
Slide 15
As they passed the gin palace their footsteps quickened
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Will poked Joey's elbows with a stick
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Turning upon him, Joey gave him a sound thrashing
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'Now, throw if you dare, you coward'
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Joey sobbed as if his little heart would break
Slide 20
John brought Joey a suit, to enable him to go and see the picture
Slide 21
Mrs Longley was a kind-hearted Christian woman
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Jem Clarke had pleaded with him to abstain from the drink
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Mrs Clarke stood at the door of her lonely home
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Mrs Clarke walked across the meadow
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'Oh, don't tell my mother, Mrs Clarke, I believe she's dying'
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'Now, my lad, how's this come about?'
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He took off his heavy belt, and struck Susie a heavy blow
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Before his fixed and stony eyes one sight was ever present
Slide 29
They showed their sympathy by strewing flowers on her grave
Slide 30
A few years after this event found Joey on the threshold of manhood
Slide 31
The letter changed his gloomy thoughts
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With downcast look he journeyed towards the workhouse
Slide 33
'Yes, that's me; it's come your turn to poke my elbows now'
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When Will came to the last clause of the letter his face was bathed in tears
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'Come along,' said Joey, 'your tears are enough'
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Once again Will Clarke threw his arms around his mother's neck
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This was the beginning of better days
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'That's the place where we owe our happiness and prosperity'
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He is ready to save to the uttermost all those that put their trust in Him
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Other related organisations

in stock of William C. Muir, dates unknown

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1904-1914 (item ref. 1378)

in stock of Josiah T. Chapman, 1909-1912 (item ref. 1471)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 1061)

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

Willie Oldroyd (arr. Willie Oldroyd), From workhouse to mansion: or, the reward of the righteous (Mirfield, Yorkshire: W. Oldroyd, n.d.)


35 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001645

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 22 January 2018

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