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Band of Hope Procession, West Park, Long Eaton, 1926
25 May 1926
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The audience gathered to see the procession which began at Clayes Works on Whit Tuesday.
The Band of Hope, a temperance organisation for working-class children, was founded in Leeds in 1847. All members took a pledge of total abstinence and were taught the 'evils of drink'. Members were enrolled from the age of six and met once a week to listen to lectures and participate in activities. Music played an important role and competitions were held between different Band of Hope choirs.