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Salvationists' parade, 1886

Salvationists' parade, 1886

The Salvation Army used street marches to promote its ministry. Most comprised a brass band followed by a procession of supporters. Sometimes they got on the wrong side of the law. In 1886 the Napier corps were fined for marching through streets without a permit. The Salvationists refused to pay and were imprisoned. On release, they marched through the streets, singing to the accompaniment of the band – shown here.

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Ben Schrader, 'Parades and protest marches - Parades and protest marches before 1890', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/21074/salvationists-parade-1886 (accessed 23 November 2019)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010