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Presentation Bible
Photo: Alan Baldwin
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Bible presented to my Grandfather, John Peter Baldwin in 1938 by Wm.Parks Forge. The story goes that there were a few rumblings and unrest amongst the workforce and in response the management gave a bible to all the employees. I cannot verify the truth of this but I have wondered if the reading quoted had any relevance?

Comment by: Al.C. on 21st August 2012 at 10:11

It was not unusual for employers to present a bible to employees in Victorian times and I think Cadbury's (Bournville) continued the tradition until very recently.

Comment by: Alan H on 21st August 2012 at 10:37

John 5 v 39,
Search the scriptures;for in them ye think ye have eternal life;and they are they which testify of me.
We need Rev. Long to translate me thinks.

Comment by: Mick on 21st August 2012 at 16:17

Surprised he didn't quote Matthew 5:12 - "Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven" (but don't expect decent wages before then).

Comment by: LDB on 22nd August 2012 at 19:23

could he have been called up for the army? just a thought

Comment by: M. Murphy on 27th August 2012 at 18:35

I also have a bible presented to my father. H Bibby. June1938.

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