ANNUAL REPORT 1897
BOLTON VEGETARIAN SOCIETY.
Mr. S. JACKSON.
Mr. F. TAYLOR.
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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