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10297: Boer War Magic Lantern Slides

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posted on 2024-01-17, 13:35 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

A box of lantern slides, some mass produced (coloured), the majority black and white negative style in glass slides. The pictures include naval ships, German dugout and African Natives.

Engineer Lt. William Edwin Hill Turner born 1870, and was a Torpoint Councillor.

William served in the Royal Navy in South Africa in The Boer War. People ask "what was the Navy doing in Africa?"

The slides would have been shown using a lantern slide projector; some of the slides have captions.

The slides have not been viewed for 60 years but they did used to be shown by Frank Edwin Reburn in the Y.M.C.A in Devonport, to 100+ deprived boys, to help keep them entertained.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Anon

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

William Edwin Turner

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

Boer War

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

South Africa

Object(s)

Photo of box of slides

Community Collection Day

South West Roadshow, Plymouth (06/03/19)

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