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Gareth Davies

Have any of you seen one of these before? It's the Book of Common Prayer and Hymns Ancient & Modern. It's too big (thick) to be something that an individual carried in his pocket so I am guessing that it was half inched from a church service.  It dates from 1916/1917.

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Andrew Upton
1 hour ago, Gareth Davies said:

 

...It dates from 1916/1917...

 

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It can only date from 1917 at best, as it has the SW1 London area code in the address that wasn't introduced until that year:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_postal_district

 

 

Edited by Andrew Upton

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Gareth Davies

Good skills, thank you.

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seaJane

Could be a larger edition for chaplain's / padre's use?

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Gareth Davies

Yes, it could be. 

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keithfazzani

As it contains the order for making and ordaining of bishops, priests and deacons it is almost certainly a clergy copy. Most such books would not have contained these Services for space/size reasons. It isn’t something that one would use everyday.

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Gareth Davies

Thank you Padre.

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pjwmacro

@Gareth Davies. Are you prepared to say where it comes from? Is it anything to do with HM Farmer?

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Gareth Davies

Not from him. Likely to be from Holifield (I have posted about him previously).

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battle of loos

good morning,

 

here are 2 pocket bibles :


- Active Service 1914-1915
-YMCA

 

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regards

 

michel

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pjwmacro
16 hours ago, Gareth Davies said:

Not from him. Likely to be from Holifield (I have posted about him previously).

Thank you.  P

 

Edit. Just looked up your thread on Holifield. Interesting character. 

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Gareth Davies

Yes.  

 

Off on a tangent but it's my thread so I can do what I like:  Cecil Holifield's granddaughter's god father was John Dunlop who was in 3 RTR and from late 44 onwards an OC. 

 

Now, back to the hymn book. How many were printed?

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Terry_Reeves
2 hours ago, Gareth Davies said:

Off on a tangent but it's my thread so I can do what I like

Nice one Gareth! :D

 

TR

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keithfazzani
2 hours ago, Gareth Davies said:

Yes.  

 

Off on a tangent but it's my thread so I can do what I like:  Cecil Holifield's granddaughter's god father was John Dunlop who was in 3 RTR and from late 44 onwards an OC. 

 

Now, back to the hymn book. How many were printed?


I have a couple of these. I understand the various Bible Societies of whom there were dozens, presented a copy to each man who wanted one, so a lot. 

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Gareth Davies

Thank you. Who put the "Official Copy" stand on them?

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seaJane
7 hours ago, Gareth Davies said:

Thank you. Who put the "Official Copy" stand on them?

The one embossed on the outside front? That would have to be the binders - I'm not sure anyone else would have had the necessary kit.

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