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Band of Hope group outside Exeter Cathedral

W. Weaver BakerEarly 20th century

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery
Exeter, United Kingdom

This photographic slide by William Weaver Baker shows a Band of Hope group gathering outside Exeter Cathedral. The Band of Hope were an organisation which promoted abstinence from alcohol, and specifically targeted children in the hope they would shape their futures without alcohol. Each band had their own banner, which is probably the banner in this image, although the image is not clear enough to specify which band this is. Weaver Baker often took photographs of buildings in Exeter, but also of special events happening in the city. The image is poorly framed suggesting it was taken in the moment – an unusual practice as equipment was expensive and took time to set up.

Details

  • Title: Band of Hope group outside Exeter Cathedral
  • Creator: W. Weaver Baker
  • Date Created: Early 20th century
  • Medium: Magic lantern slide

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