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    100372 "Wartime Heroes". There is text on the back of this photo labelled "Mess 7/1977" as follows: WARTIME HEROES When this picture was taken our country had just survived the horror of the Battle of Britain, when its destiny seemed to hang precariously in the balance against overwhelming Nazi odds. To the devout, this titanic air battle provided proof of a kindly Providence which preserved this bastion of religious liberty, and thereby the world, against brutal neo-paganism. It also occasioned one of the most memorable of Churchill's comments: 'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.' The time, of course, was the summer of 1940. Engaged in a vastly more fateful battle were the above ministerial workers of the North England Conference mostly young men and women who heroically laboured on the evangelistic battlefront, despite nightly bombs, blackouts, and inevitable disruptions in a country which, alone of all the warring nations whether Axis or Allies, directed its total resources into the will to win. We are indebted to Miss Elsie Pratt, Bible instructor, now retired, and a member of the Watford Town church, for sending us this picture. Personnel are (front row from left): R A Freeth, J C French,* D J Clarke,* J Lewis,* S H Parkin, D J Handysides, B Kinman, K A Elias. (Second row, from left): Bernard Seton (now a General Conference secretary), F D Buckle* (Conference treasurer), J I Robison* (GC visitor, Educational Department), W T Bartlett,* R S Joyce* (Conference president), H W Lowe (British Union president), Joseph Harker* (Department director, hymn-writer and composer, and compiler of New Advent Hymnal), B B Belton* (Publishing Director), James Bell.* (Third row, from left): F W Coppock,* H W McCrow,* W J Cannon (now at the General Conference), Lamont Murdoch, S G Joyce, A F Bird,* W Maudsley,* W R A Madgwick, W Lennox, F Edwards. (Back row from left): Miss J Handysides, Miss Bessie Cleary behind Mrs Brooks (mother of Beulah, Mrs J C French), Miss E Pratt, Miss E Adair,* Miss E Buck, Miss M Clement, Miss J Mitchell, Miss A F Clark,* Miss M Beasley, Miss E Stendall, Miss H Ford.* (*Deceased). R D VINE, Editor, Messenger 7/1977. 1940 Stanborough Press - photographic archive 63k
     
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    100478 1940 Kenneth Lacey and Gordon Hyde in centre in Newbold blazers. 1940 Stephen Lacey - private collection 43k
     
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    100507 Caption reads "Press Girls". Front row: Margaret (Willoughby) Logan, Molly Richiter, Elsie Rhodes, Hazel Saundes, Joyce Selby (Griffiths) Second row: Lilian Parker, Elsie Throssell (Bull), Pam Weston, Ina Ehite, Martaret DeAth. Third row: Ruth Davey, Peggy Griffiths, Joan Minchin. 1940s E E White Collection held by J Lorencin 100k
     
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    100560 Douglas and Rita Brailsford's wedding. Rita's maiden name was "Margarita John". She was originally from Armenia and worked as a Bible worker in Reading. The couple had two sons, Paul and Phillip. 1940s Derald and Romy Barham Collection 97k
     
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    100130 Ministerial Meetings at Newbold College. Front standing row on left: Pastor Charles Watson. Third standing row 5th in with glasses: Fred Pearse. Behind and to the left: Victor Coopert and Howard Parkin. Behind Fred Pearse directly Ken Elias. Eddie Foster directly behind middle seated gentleman. 1940s late Marilyn Jerome - private collection 90k
     
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