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League of Nations Meeting held by local Wesleyan Mission 1919

Keep out the ‘firebrands and fire-eating politicians’
Blackburn town centre

Blackburn town centre

A League of Nation meeting was held at Blackburn on Sunday, 26 January 1919 under the auspices of the local Wesleyan Mission. Rev. S. W. Hughes advocated the League of Nations. He pointed out that a million British soldiers had died, not that a few people might prosper, but that they might make the world a new place to live in. They need to ‘sweep away the old system that ultimately led to the deaths of so many men.’ He added that they must keep the ‘firebrands and fire-eating politicians’ out of positions of responsibility.

References/Further Reading:

Lancashire Daily Post, 27 Jan 1919.