That Monday Feeling…
Posted by Boundary Community Launderette on 09/08/2010
As we said on Friday we’ve been able to donate money – £40 – to the DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal, thanks to the generosity of everyone who donates to or buys books from the bookstall. We still need books, so if you have any books you no longer want we’ll always be happy to take them off your hands. Every penny raised is passed on to good causes.
We’ve been finding out about the writer Arthur Morrison and Father Osborne Jay, vicar of Holy Trinity Church on Old Nichol Street in the 1880s and 1890s. Morrison’s novel ‘A Child of the Jago’, based loosely on The Old Nichol, caused a sensation when it was published in 1896, and made a celebrity of Father Jay on whom the character of Father Sturt was based. The lives of both men and their meeting, which led to the writing of ‘A Child of the Jago’, makes for interesting reading and we’ll be publishing a page about it soon.
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