Blue Quarries, Gateshead - Salvation Army (1879)

This is a monthly report from the Salvation Army station here.

Felling.- Is going ahead. Has established an outpost at a village about two miles distant- Blue Quarries, Morrison and a detachment have been over here several times on a Thursday night after the holiness meeting at Felling. Of one of these night attacks he sends the following account: When we arrived the place was crowded to overflowing, could hardly get in. When I had spoken about ten minutes, I said, 'Who is there here will volunteer to give themselves to the Lord? ' In a moment a great big quarryman put up his hand and said 'Yes here's one.' While I was meeting others, he shouted out at the top of his voice, ' Come on lads, there's now't to be shamed on.' He came out and cried for mercy, and 13 others followed who got blessedly saved." The following Thursday they made seven prisoners, and are expecting a mighty move in this village, said to be one of the worst on the Tyne.

From, 'The Salvationist', May 1879, page 138.

Additional Information

I do not know where the meetings were held.

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