Children of Temperance illustrated talk by Dr Annemarie McAllister

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Children of Temperance illustrated talk by Dr Annemarie McAllister

Children of Temperance illustrated talk by Dr Annemarie McAllister

 

 

 

 The Temperance Movement, in which people took the pledge not to drink alcohol, effectively began in the North West and played an important part in the lives of many in the region. Despite this, it is a little remembered aspect of our history.

Why were children seen as in need of protection from the demon drink?  This illustrated talk not only gives some chilling statistics, exploring this question, but also examines how the childhoods of generations of children were shaped by the teaching, games, songs and activities of the juvenile temperance organisations, particularly the Band of Hope (1847-1995)

This event is part of the People’s History Museum’s Waterdrinkers’ Weekend, a series of events and activities to accompany our current changing exhibition Demon Drink? Temperance and the Working Class and inspired by the history of the temperance movement.

Suitable for adults.