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Captain HRH Alfred Duke of Edinburgh - 389
Captain HRH Alfred Duke of Edinburgh - 389

Tristan da Cunha

The community was still no more than eleven flax thatched cottages built from blocks of volcanic rock when, in 1867, HRH Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and second son of Victoria, visited the island while voyaging round the world and gave the settlement of Edinburgh its present name.

The Settlement of Edinburgh now numbers just over 300 proud and hospitable people with only seven surnames among them. Through the islanders veins flows the blood of English sailors from Nelson's fleet, Americans, Italians, Dutch and mulattos from St Helena and South Africa. English is the native tongue, albeit a slightly strange, preserved Georgian dialect laced with a few early Americanisms.

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Cast Thy Bread - Robert Raikes Medal - 391
Cast Thy Bread - Robert Raikes Medal - 391

DURING THE LAST HALF of the eighteenth century, many communities in England dreaded Sunday. It was the only day the children working in the factories had off, and not surprisingly they let out all their rowdiness and mischief on that day. From 1702-1801, the population of England had doubled; more and more people were moving to the cities and towns to find work in the factories. The traditional social and religious ties of village life were severed. Very often there was no place for the immigrants from the countryside in the churches of the industrialized towns, and a generation or two of children grew up without any religious or moral guidelines. Children Adrift Robert Raikes, owner and printer of the Gloucester Journal, pondered the fate of the young ruffians disturbing the peace on Sunday. He had visited the prisons of Gloucester and saw how easy it was for the children to slip into crime. Raikes knew the parents of the poor children were "totally abandoned themselves, having no idea of instilling into the minds of their children principles to which they themselves were entire strangers." Some other means of teaching these youngsters must be found, or many more would end up in prisons.

Since the children of the poor worked in the factories all week, they could not go to schools and hence had no education. Raikes decided to establish schools for these children to attend on Sundays. He hired four women in the neighborhood to teach the children to read. With the help of Reverend Thomas Stock, Raikes was soon able to enroll one hundred children, from six years old to twelve or fourteen, in these Sunday Schools.

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Centennial 1776-1876 Philadelphia - 392

Centennial 1776-1876 Philadelphia - 392 Carded Heavy Font
Centennial 1776-1876 Philadelphia - 392 Carded 400 Small Font
Centennial 1776-1876 Philadelphia - 393 Carded with Original Envelope dated 1876
Centennial 1776-1876 Philadelphia - 393 Carded with Original Envelope dated 1876

Centennial 1776-1876 USA - 394

Centennial 1776-1876 USA - 394 Carded 400 Heavy Font
Centennial 1776-1876 USA - 394 Carded 400 Small Font
Christmas - A Merry Christmas to You - 398
Christmas - A Merry Christmas to You - 398

Collect Blessed Lord 402
Collect Blessed Lord 402

Communion - 403

Communion - 403 Green
Communion - 403 Black
Compliments of The Season - 404
Compliments of The Season - 404



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