TEMPERANCE – 8.6.97
West Street Citadel where
Salvationists enjoy evensong
under Booths unifying logo
Bandsmen are attired in their
Corporate outfits espousing
Blood, Fire and Brimstone.
Musicians dress in white shirts
Navy serge, and various insignia.
Woodwinds harmonising with the
gathering of songsters. There is a
noticeable spirit-filled congregation
and novice females follow in under a
processional banner having signed their
articles of war against the devil. All is
witnessed by Major McKnight who:
explains the small print to the promised
land newbies – all witnessed by a single
mum whose new born guzzles at her
bared boob by a wooden side bench.
Apparently the citadel were celebrating
their first decade of existence. But having
flipped through my hymnal, I notice an
inscription on the inside of my song book.
Presented to Wisbech Corps, in memory of
Fanny Large 1990. You couldn’t make it up.