excerpt from 'Ellen Gill's Diary' pp. 6 (211 words)

excerpt from 'Ellen Gill's Diary' pp. 6 (211 words)

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Ellen Gill's Diary

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[The author, born in 1888, was the eldest of ten children, eight of whom were boys]

 

When we lived in Stockdale Terrace [Leeds] I and my brothers used to go to Woodhouse Temperance Hall which was quite near to the Band-of-Hope. We used to sing from a "Melody Book" such as "My Drink is water bright" etc. We used to learn special melodies for Good Friday which was a very special day. All the Band-of-Hopes in Leeds used to walk in procession headed by decorated vans and a banner; ours had Woodhouse Temperance on. We all went to Leeds Town Hall and assembled on the steps and sung our melodies led by one or more brass bands. After this we walked back to a tea and concert—4d for children […] 

 

On Easter Sunday the children said recitations and some formed a choir. I was in the choir and said a recitation—"When wilt Thou save the people, etc." My Dad came to hear me and he once told me it made him think and later he signed the pledge although he and my mother didn’t drink much. They decided to give it up and attend Woodhouse Temperance, and they had many happy hours there for many years.

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