The Skeleton Army – An illustrated talk by James Gardner – 8pm on Thursday, 20th October 2022 in Wivelsfield village hall, Renshaw Room
October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8pm on Thursday, 20th October 2022 in Wivelsfield village hall, Renshaw Room
The Skeleton Army
An illustrated talk by James Gardner, based on his latest book, which has received excellent reviews.
The Salvation Army is nowadays viewed with fondness, but William Booth’s evangelical crusade of the 1880s and early 1890s sparked violent riots led by an opposition group, the Skeleton Army. These riots caused destruction to property, injury to many people and, on occasion, loss of life. Rather than facing repercussions themselves, however, it was often the peaceful parading Salvationists who were imprisoned. Who were the Skeleton Army and why were they so much against the Salvation Army?