The Angels' Voice

June 2016
17 black and white illustrations
341 pages
24.4x15 cm
London Record Society
ISBN: 9780900952579
Format: Hardback
London Record Society
BISAC HIS015000, HIS037070, REL016000

The Angels' Voice

A Magazine for Young Men in Brixton, London, 1910-1913

Edited by Alan Argent

Edition of young men's magazines from just before the First World War, presenting a vivid and touching picture of life at the time.
The Angels' Voice was the title given to a magazine which circulated among a group of some 40 or so young men in Brixton between 1910 and 1913, all members of the Young Men's Bible Class of Trinity Congregational Church there. In its pages they teased each other, their sisters and girlfriends in poetry, drawings and witty, innocent articles. We see them playing football, going on country rambles, roller-skating, cycling, smoking (a lot), arguing about politics and women's rights, taking day trips to France and holidays in the Channel Islands, Belgium and Italy, and even working in Switzerland, India and the Canary Islands.
This magazine offers an unique insight into life in London in general, and the lives and attitudes of lower middle-class young men in one suburb in particular, on the eve of the outbreak of the First World War, during which many of them were to serve and several of them were to die; its pages depict the world lost in the trenches of France and Flanders.
The magazines are presented here with an introduction and full notes, with an appendix providing biographical information on many of those connected with them.

Alan Argent grew up in south London. He is minister of Trinity Congregational Church, Brixton, and Research Fellow at Dr Williams's Library, London. He has written a biography of Elsie Chamberlain, and a history of Congregationalism in the twentieth century.

Table of Contents

Number 1, November 1910
Number 2, December 1910
Number 3, January 1911
Number 5, March 1911
Number 6, April 1911
Number 7, November 1911
Number 8, July 1912
Number 9, December 1912
Number 10, July 1913
Number 11, August 1913
Number 12, September 1913
Number 13, October 1913
Number 15, December 1913
Appendix: List of names


A compelling picture of the engagement of a group of young men with Chapel life in one South London suburb. BAPTIST QUARTERLY

This volume, like few other sources, enables us to catch a glimpse of...reality in the life of a particular church. CONGREGATIONAL HISTORY SOCIETY MAGAZINE

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