Temperance and the Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is established in Sevenoaks. A mob greets the officers at Tub’s Hill Station to hurl abuse and rubbish at them as they march to the Baptist church in the town centre. Local publicans and brewers opposed the Salvation Army because it campaigned against alcoholic excess.
Another temperance organisation, the Band of Hope Union, had gained around 1 million members by this time. The Band of Hope Union was set up by a Baptist minister to teach children about the dangers of alcohol abuse.