Peck­ham pledgers

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Read­ing the ar­ti­cle ‘Tak­ing the Pledge’ by Ros Black in the June is­sue, re­minded me that I had in­her­ited a sketch drawn in Oc­to­ber 1905. It is the only en­try in an al­bum given to my step­mother’s mother Winifred (Win­nie) Harfield on her 22nd birth­day on 24 Fe­bru­ary 1904. Win­nie was a whole­sale chemist’s as­sis­tant at the time, liv­ing in Peck­ham with her father Joseph, a com­pos­i­tor at the Bank of Eng­land, her mother Har­ri­ett (née Steel), brother Fred­er­ick and sis­ters An­nie, Ethel and Gertrude.

My rea­son for con­tact­ing you is that the fam­ily were de­vout Chris­tians. The sketch has the ti­tle ‘Call Them In’ and fea­tures the Chil­dren’s Mis­sion com­plete with chil­dren, and the word­ing “Even so it is not the will of your Father that one of th­ese lit­tle ones should per­ish... the Father seeketh such... of such shall the King­dom be? Yours in the cause of Christ for the chil­dren. J Whitby Oc­to­ber 1905.” I was won­der­ing if this had a con­nec­tion with the tem­per­ance pledge and the Band of Hope Group? Jen­nifer C Brom­field, by email

A sketch ti­tled ‘Call Them In’ In’, which shows the Chil­dren’s Mis­sion

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