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Brighton & Hove Band of Hope Demonstration

Brighton's children are recruited for the fight against the 'demon drink' in this revealing 1913 film featuring the Temperance Movement

Non-Fiction 1913 2 mins Silent

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This remarkable film shows a Temperance Movement demonstration on Brighton's seafront. Led by Sergeant Lacey, on horseback, we see a parade of boys and girls bearing garlands, replica weapons and waving flags as they march past the camera. A decorated 'Garden of Temperance' display is also carried by the children. Various banners with temperance slogans are borne by the children as they wait for the march to begin. Note the beer, wine and liquor shops in the background.