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Memories of the Band of Hope in St Nicholas Church Huts in the 1950s


Like many children I was thrown out on Thursday nights to go to the” Bandy Hope”

This was held in the wooden Huts next to the Church.

My dad was in another Temperance movement called the Rechabites so I had to go, although most of us never got the Temperance bit.

Run by Mr Cooper we had film shows, singalongs and dry sandwiches and orange juice.

The songs still linger after 60+ years

Onward Christian Soldiers

My Cups full and running over

Dare to be a Daniel

What a friend we have in Jesus

Jesus wants me for a sunbeam

Jesus bids us shine with a pure clear light…… you in your small corner and I in mine.

Happy innocent days.

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Stuart Laidlaw Added by Stuart Laidlaw

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