Browsing Category Salvation Army History

The Eastbourne Riots


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

An Historic Victory For The Salvation Army Trouble for The Salvation Army in Eastbourne was foreshadowed by town mayor elect, William Epps Morrison who declared that the council should do everything possible to put down The Salvation Army which was opposed altogether to the spirit of true religion. He even added that the council must resort ...

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The International Staff Band

The International Staff Band


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Army's Premier Musical Combination The I.S.B at Berne 1907.Bandmaster George Mitchell The Junior Staff Band of The Salvation Army was commissioned on April 22nd 1889 under the direction of Bandmaster Samuel Webber. The new band consisted of office boys and junior clerks from International Headquarters in Queen Victoria Street. After having been in existence for ...

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Salvation Army Christmas Kettle


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The history of the Christmas Collecting Kettle It could be said that the Salvation Army Collecting Kettle was born out of necessity. In 1891, Captain Joseph McFee made a commitment to provide 1000 of San Francisco's poorest inhabitants with Christmas dinner. The problem was that he had no money with which to purchase the necessary food. He ...

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Salvation Army Symbols


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The crest, the flag, and the shield The Crest In 1878, when The Christian Mission became The Salvation Army, Captain William Ebden submitted his design for a Salvation Army Crest that was the forerunner of today's Crest. He explained his design thus:- The centre point in the Cross, the universal symbol of the Christian faith. Twined around it ...

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The Salvation Army In Latin America


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Salvation Army opens fire in Latin America The Army's involvement in Latin America has now extended over 110 years , and at present covers eighteen of the twenty "traditional" republics. On November 25, 1889, Colonel and Mrs. Henry Thurman were dedicated by General Booth under the Argentine flag, for service in that republic, and embarked five ...

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Salvation Army Instrument Factory

The Salvation Army Instrument Factory


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A Short History By William Scarlett In the 1880’s and ‘90’s the Salvation Army under the guidance of William Booth, started a number of shops in a variety of fields including match making, brush making, basket-making, carpentry, tin smith shop, tambourine making, wood carving, mattress making, bakery, chair making, sign writing, tailoring and others. A brass ...

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