Horsham temperance speakers mobbed - June 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district
World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

Interesting excerpt from a very long report of the Horsham temperance movement which was dedicated to abstinence from alcohol.

“The weekly session of the Good Templary Lodge on Tuesday evening, coinciding with the birthday of Mr J. Cramp...

“Mr Cramp referred to the commencement of the work in Horsham in 1868 when turbulent meetings were held both indoors and on the Carfax.

“When the 5th November bonfires and yearly fairs were held in this centre, he said, the temperance speakers were turfed and mobbed off the spot to their homes, damage was done to the halls, to the tune of several pounds, resulting in numbers of additions, especially of the traders, and whole families to the cause.”