Thursday, 25 October 2012

The Salvation Army, Windsor

Templar's Hall in Windsor was built in 1874 as a venue for public meetings, debates and lectures. One of the most famous speakers was the socialist and women's rights activist Annie Besant, who on 11th March 1890 gave a lecture on "Why we teach Socialism" to an enthusiastic audience. Apart from this there is relatively little information about Templar's Hall and certainly no document online linking it to the Salvation Army.

Yet this is where a ghost sign for the Church and charitable movement founded in 1865 by William and Catherine Booth can be found. Did the Salvation Army acquire or rent the hall on a long term basis at some point? This would explain the presence of this ghost sign.

For some information about the Salvation Army, please check the post about its ghost sign in St Luke's, London.


Location: St Leonard's Road, Windsor, Berkshire / Pictures take in March 2011

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