Norwood Society looks at history of The Salvation Army

William Booth: the subject of the next Norwood Society local history talk

William Booth: the subject of the next Norwood Society local history talk

The next meeting of the Norwood Society will be about William Booth, the Methodist preacher who founded The Salvation Army and who spoke to audiences of thousands at the Crystal Palace.

It is 150 years since Booth’s foundation of the Army, and historian Tony Fletcher has compiled rare film footage the accompany the evening’s local history meeting at the Upper Norwood Library, Westow Street, SE19 1TJ, from 7.30pm on Thursday, November 19.

Refreshments and entry is free but we hope you will be generous with your donations.

The Norwood Society’s next meeting is a social on December 17. “Do you have something of local history interest you would like to talk about?” say the organisers. “We are asking for short talks up to 10 minutes long to interest us all.”

Those who wish to participate should contact Barbara and Alun Thomas at norwoodshistory@btinternet.com before December 1.

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