October 29, 1866

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“Not very pleasant  Mrs Alex Presbrey passed the afternoon here. Mother and I attended an Exhibition of the band of hope in their hall, very interesting.” – Hattie E.F. D.

Notes: Band of Hope was possibly a Christian Charity based in London, England that educated children about the hazards of alcohol abuse and promoted total abstinence. Founded in 1855 as Band of Hope, it was subsequently named Hope, UK. Presentations were often made by magic lantern, an early version of the slide projector.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_UK
Portrait from family album

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© Amy E. McManus 2016
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