Rev. Francis Skinner

First Temperance Society Pamphlet, . (1852) Rev. Francis Skinner. [Image]

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The Reverend Francis Skinner founded the first North West ‘Temperance Society’ in Blackburn in 1831, which in the next year was influenced by the total abstinence movement which Livesey had started in Preston.

Rev. Francis Skinner, D.D.,
Founder of the First Temperance Society
From an engraving of a painting by William Bonnar, R.S.A., 1852.

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