Scandal in 1867 Temperance circles!

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?

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2 thoughts on “Scandal in 1867 Temperance circles!

  1. does it say whether they were cast out or not? Would be interesting to know what the ramifications for such behaviour was!

    • The first Speaker was recorded as having retaken the pledge, so he came back into the fold. As for the second one … I will find out tomorrow when I get the huge volume out again … The excitement of archives!

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