Study Day, Saturday 8 June 2013 - Don't miss it!

Demon Drink? Temperance and the Working Class  Why the temperance movement began How it spread its message What it means today Saturday 8 June 2013, 10.30-3.30  Cost: £7.50 (£5.00 Friends) Programme Coffee will be available from 10.00am. There is a car park opposite the Museum. 10.30   Picturing the Demon Drink: How children were shown temperance principles in the Band of Hope (Annemarie McAllister) 11.30   Temperance organisations, their medals and badges (Peter Crummett) 12.15   Lunch break (please bring a packed lunch; tea and coffee will be provided) There will be an opportunity to view the Exhibition and special displays, as well as enjoying a stroll in the peaceful setting. 1.15   Sources for a study of the Demon Drink, Primitive Methodists, and the working class (Jill Barber) 2.00   Losing the Boozing? The History and Future of Alcohol, Abstinence and Teetotalism in Methodism (Jon Curtis) 3.00   Discussion - what about alcohol today? How have the issues changed? _______________________________________________________________________________   Please click here for a booking form __________________________________________________________________________________ Information about Speakers Dr Annemarie McAllister is a Senior Research Fellow in History at the University of Central Lancashire, who has published widely on temperance topics. She led the 'Temperance and the Working Class' project which produced the 'Demon Drink?' exhibition at the People's History Museum, part of which will be on display at Englesea brook Museum from April-October 2013. She has also produced a virtual exhibition at www.demondrink.co.uk Jon Curtis writes about teetotalism and its possible future, as well as its tempestuous past. He is a Venture FX Pioneer for The Methodist Church (developing Christian community outside of Church structures), a Local Preacher, part of a punk rock band, and a social activist; all in Exeter, Devon. Peter Crummett is a retired architect with an interest in Methodist and local history, and for many years a member of the WHS. He has had an interst in numismatics for many years and has been collecting temperance material for the last 25 years. Jill Barber is Project Director at Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum. She has a particular interest in using heritage for mission, to inspire, challenge and engage people with current issues in faith and social action.      

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