Temperance Societies' Trip

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Temperance Societies' Trip

On Monday week an excursion was made by members of temperance societies in Manchester, Liverpool and Warrington, to Overton, near Chester. The day was brilliant. The neighbourhood is extremely picturesque and the various amusements seemed to create lively satisfaction. Fires were lit, and tea ... indulged in ; whilst the orators of the party related their ... their persuasive powers to willing ears. The whole scene was a pleasing illustration of the benefit which the railway offers and of the growing appreciation of simple pleasure and delight in natural scenery which the people happily evince. From the summit of the hill the ruins of Halton Castle may be seen, together with the Welsh mountains, and a wide expanse of rich country. For the above sketch we are indebted to Mr. O. Hayes, Essex street, Manchester.

Great Temperance gathering at Overton Hill, near Cheshire

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