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Vegetarian Federal Union 1889-1911

ANNUAL REPORT 1897

BOLTON VEGETARIAN SOCIETY.

President:
Mr. S. JACKSON.

Treasurer:
Mr. F. TAYLOR.

Secretary:
Mr. W. M. FARRINGTON, 29, Empress Street, Bolton

Representative on .V.F.U. Committee - Mr. JOHN NAYLOR

We have, as in previous years, endeavoured to bring ourselves in contact with as many beef-eaters as possible by means of open-air lantern lectures, ordinary lantern lectures in connection with Mutual Improvement Societies, Independent Labour Party Clubs, Labour Churches, etc., at all these places we get a patient hearing, good discussions resulting, and literature being sold to a fair extent. Several social meetings have been held and a few picnics indulged in.

For our Jubilee effort we made a house-to-house distribution of 20,000 booklets, entitled "Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables," written by Mr. A. Broadbent, Secretary of the Vegetarian Society. This was rather expensive, but obtaining grants from the Vegetarian Federal Union and the Vegetarian Society, and donations from our friends, this was covered.

The week after the distribution Messrs. Broadbent, Broadley and Barrington delivered some splendidly attended open-air lantern lectures, and we commend this form of propaganda to all friends of the movement.

About twenty-five lantern lectures were given during last year. Our membership remains about the same - forty-one, and associates, twenty-six. This does not discourage us, we make many converts though they do not join our Society. On every hand we see we are making a good impression, and that Vegetarian foods are more generally used, especially fruit.

The Vegetarian Restaurant is improving wonderfully, and is likely to pay a dividend this year.

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