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Slide set: The matron's story (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 12 slides, 1890)

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Slide 1
And I was the matron here, sir, on the night that they brought her in
Slide 2
And picked up a brass-bound hymn-book and aimed at our chaplain's face
Slide 3
She bit and she tore and scratched us, and kicked like a beast at bay
Slide 4
'Poor lass, may the Lord forgive her as I forgive her too!'
Slide 5
On a mission of love and mercy to an awful place down East-
Slide 6
For they picked up filth to pelt him, and drove him against the wall
Slide 7
Then he turned quite sick and giddy, and felt himself dragged along
Slide 8
'Hush for your life!' she whispered, 'I've bolted and barred the door;'
Slide 9
And just as they reached the entry, lo, a woman's piercing shriek
Slide 10
'The crowd in their brutal fury had beaten the woman down
Slide 11
She beckoned him down and whispered, and these were the words she said;
Slide 12
Died? No, she didn't; we saved her- she's matron here under me
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1890-1914 (item ref. 278)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 31393)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 120)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 447)

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

George R. Sims, ‘The matron's story’ in several compilations

People appearing in slides

BAMFORTH, Mrs Martha  (1843-1894) – slides 2-4


12 slides known to exist in private collection

Subject keyword
SIMS, George R.  (1847-1922)
Lucerna ID  3001970

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

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