A lady writes:
The Liverpool Mission was preceded by a fortnight's Special Evangelistic Services for Children. These services were held in Hope Hall, Sefton Hall and the College Hall, Shaw-street, and were conducted by Mr Josiah Spiers, of the Children's Special Service Mission. the second week services were also held for children in Sefton Hall by Rev. Raymond Pelly, of Matlock Bath.
Nearly all the services were largely attended, At the College Hall there were on several occasions nearly two thousand children and young proople, and on Sunday at noon, October 12th, there must have been nearly four thousand crowded into it. As some hundreds could not obtain admission, St Augustine's church was opened and another service held. Mr Spiers also had several morning services for the children of the upper classes, some of which were attended by three hundred or four hundred young people. After each of the services those who were impressed were invited to remain to a "conversational meeting" in which opportunity was given for individual converse and prayer with them. Some hundreds often stayed for this second meeting and many clergymen, Sunday-school teachers and other Christian friends took part in it.
"The Christian", October 30th, 1873.
This report, including the ones regarding Christ Church and St Saviour's Everton, leads me to believe that there was a revival atmosphere over the UK. This mission was going on at the same time as D L Moody was in Newcastle, Darlington etc.
I assume the Hall was in this building