Doveridge (Ramsor Circuit)

Photo:1909 Circuit Effort.

1909 Circuit Effort.

Period postcard

1909 Circuit Effort

By David Leese

In 1909 Doveridge was a part of the then Ramsor Primitive Methodist circuit, under the care of the Ramsor minister.

Special efforts had to be organised for the benefit of the circuit and the attached photograph of the 1909 circuit postcard, draws attention to the financial motivation with "Collection at sermon and lecture," together with the organising ability of a scattered rural circuit in arranging an afternoon and evening event with tea at 4.30pm, tickets 1/- each. This was only the Ramsor section of that circuit, that is only a part of the circuit.

It might also be observed that the evening lecture appears to depart from an explicit missionary theme with the title "Scenes from my life, both grave and gay."

This page was added by David Leese on 19/01/2017.
Comments about this page

It was only when I read this page that I realised I had not heard the word "effort" used in this context for a long time. The idea of holding an effort at the chapel was part of my  upbringing.  

Fascinating how our language changes. What would effort mean now?  Probably having a go and maybe not succeeding!

By Christopher Hill
On 23/01/2017