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Salvation Army Juniors’ Hall / Temperance Mission Hall

History of Temperance Mission Hall


CIP 22.10.1881: New Temperance Mission Hall – On Monday evening last a new temperance Mission Hall, built for the accommodation of a good templars’ lodge, in upper Gwydir Street, was opened. The hall is, probably, the smallest building in Cambridge existing for purposes of the kind, but it is expected to, and probably will, serve the purposes of a lodge room very well indeed…..


CIP 19.10.1888: THE SALVATION ARMY’S DRUM. A young man named Samuel Saunders, a printer, residing in Upper Gwydir-street, was summoned for having wilfully and maliciously burst a drum, the property of “Captain” Foxall, of the Juvenile Corps of the Cambridge branch of the Salvation Army, doing damage to the amount of £1.—Mr. Burrows (Ellison and Burrows), who appeared for the prosecution, after stating the facts, asked the magistrates, if they considered the case proved, to mark their sense of this wanton act of mischief by the infliction of a heavy penalty.—A youth named Samuel Gillson, residing at 41, Bradmore-street, stated that he was in charge of the drum belonging to the Cambridge Salvation Army juveniles, on Sunday night, the 7th October. The evening service at the Barracks in Upper Gwydir-street concluded a few minutes after nine o’clock. He and several others stayed behind to transact some private business with “Captain” Foxall, and a few minutes before ten o’clock he, in company with a boy and girl, carried the drum into the middle of the street and waited there until the captain had locked up the barracks. Before the captain had joined them, the defendant, accompanied by his wife and another man and woman, came along the street. The defendant was carrying stick in his hand, and, on reaching the drum, he struck it a severe blow with the heavy end of the stick, bursting the skin.—Henry Brown, a boy, residing in Newmarket Road, and Bertha Allen, servant girl, employed at the Star Brewery Tap, members of the Salvation Army, were also called as witnesses, and stated that they were standing alongside the drum, when the defendant passed and struck it with his walking stick.—” Captain” Foxall stated that the amount of damage was 20s.—The defendant denied having struck the drum, and alleged that, as he was passing, several boys and girls were amusing themselves by striking it—Harry Bullis, a boy, residing in Edward-street, stated that he saw the defendant pass the drum, but he did not strike it.—Charles Weyer, residing in Upper Gwydir-street, gave similar evidence, and stated that after the defendant had passed the drum he heard the boys and girls playing with it—The Bench considered the evidence to be of such a conflicting character as not to justify a conviction. They therefore dismissed the summons.

1889 CIP 1.3.1889: Sons of Temperance Society meeting


Salvation Army Juniors’ Hall

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