A colleague let me see this handsome certificate which his grandfather received from the regional Band of Hope Union in Yorkshire for attending and writing a report on a temperance lecture – the Yorkshire Rose is prominent, of course! I have seen many of these from around the country, but it’s always special to talk […]
Demondrinkextra has languished for a while, but we are back in business now – spurred on by this great post from the John Rylands Library. http://rylandscollections.wordpress.com/ Apparently this collection was discovered relatively recently. There is a similar temperance scrapbook in the Livesey Collection, University of Central Lancashire, but nothing like as ornamental!
One of my PhD students has just given me this: it’s by Bamforth who of course produced so many millions of temperance slides for the Band of Hope as well as postcards and early films. The postmark is 1909, and the message on the back is not temperance-related, so it could have been sent as […]
Last night, as a fringe event at the ‘Under Control’ Conference, biennial international meeting of the Society for the History of Alcohol and Drugs, delegates attended a Band of Hope meeting – in a re-creation. Readings, songs, action recitations and community singing introduced the ‘boys and girls’ to the temperance world of 1903. All material […]
Great first day of Alcohol and Drugs History conference yesterday! today has begun very well too; working up (I hope) to a memorable performance by Demon Drink .
After a longish period of illness, Annemarie resumed the temperance history trail again last week with a public lecture at Liverpool John Moores University, under the aegis of their ‘ Victorian Print and Popular Culture’ programme. Using artefacts and images of the physical exhibitions as illustration, she explained the genesis and progress of the ‘Temperance […]
The minutes of the Lancashire & Cheshire Band of Hope Union for 1867 reveal not one but two reports of Speakers (who were approved to go round meetings giving talks on temperance) having broken their pledge! What further new (or old) scandals will the Manchester Record Office hold?