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Band of Hope
Title : Band of Hope Band of Hope
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Date of creation : ca.1933
Format : Ephemera
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The Band of Hope was founded in Leeds in 1847 to teach children the importance of sobriety at a time when many were living in poverty through the alcoholism of their parents. It became a national organisation in 1855. 'Signing the pledge' - an agreement not to drink alcohol - was an innovative feature, and millions of young people and children signed. Lantern slide evenings and lectures provided entertainment, and attracted many members. Worldwide membership peaked at 3 million in 1935, but the popularity of the movement had dropped by the early 1950s. In Australia in the 1930s even the great cricketer Don Bradman supported the movement.
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Bradman, Donald, Sir, 1908-2001

Band of Hope

Coverage year : 1933
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