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Slide set: The two golden lilies (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 25 slides, 1893)

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Slide 1
There was only one cottage that could be seen from the sea
Slide 2

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Slide 3
Sweetbriar Cottage on a greenhill side was owned by George Storr
Slide 4
George Storr was assisting his wife and Lily in putting up the evergreens
Slide 5
When he reached the beach he conferred with the other fishermen assembled there
Slide 6
'Come, come, old friend,' said Storr, kindly taking the old man's trembling hand
Slide 7
The Golden Lily was brought down the steep, shingly beach, to the edge of the water
Slide 8
Old Jenkin arrived at the cottage and delivered his message
Slide 9
'Go home, woman, to your pretty babes,' replied the old man
Slide 10
'There, there,' shouted Mrs Storr, wildly throwing her shawl away, and pointing to an object floating on the waves
Slide 11
Willie dragged up the heavy arm chair of the absent one to its usual place at the table
Slide 12
Mrs Storr silently pointed to the piece of wreck, upon which appeared the ominous words, 'The Golden Lily'
Slide 13
In their night-dresses they knelt at their mother's feet to say their prayers
Slide 14
She held the flickering light over the sleeping forms
Slide 15
The old man sank upon his knees, while Mrs Storr, bent over, tried to comfort him
Slide 16
Looking up at the old caseclock, she saw by the ruddy light from the yule log, that the hands pointed to eight
Slide 17
She peeped out of the little window expecting to see the bright fire of the beacon
Slide 18
Bravely the little girl toiled over the rugged way
Slide 19
She climbed as best she could from ledge to ledge with her twinkling light
Slide 20
The ruddy flames leaped up from the cresset, and seemed to penetrate the darkness on every side
Slide 21
She knelt down on the snow-covered rocks and prayed for the safety of the Golden Lily
Slide 22
'There comes the Golden Lily,' she cried
Slide 23
'Now heaven be praised,' said our hero, reverently taking off his hat as he entered the cottage
Slide 24
The girl's footprints could be traced in the snow as lighted torches were passed about
Slide 25
Tenderly and carefully the father raised her from the snow-covered ground
Other related organisations

in stock of James Broadbent & Son, dates unknown

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1893-1914 (item ref. 572)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Peter Feathers, 1901

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 155)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 541)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 481)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 12)

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

B.A. Kilburn, The two golden lilies: a service of song (Leeds: James Broadbent, 1884)


24 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000885

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 May 2024

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