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Old 10-31-2017, 04:29 AM
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I've just found out that in the 1880s there was a group known as the Skeleton Army, who opposed the Salvation Army and their teetotal ways.They would try to disrupt the latter's marches which often led to violence, apparently starting in Whitechapel in 1880.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skeleton_Army

Does anyone know any more about this group?

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I've just found out that in the 1880s there was a group known as the Skeleton Army, who opposed the Salvation Army and their teetotal ways.They would try to disrupt the latter's marches which often led to violence, apparently starting in Whitechapel in 1880.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skeleton_Army

Does anyone know any more about this group?
I thought you were talking about the skeleton army from lord of the rings. Lol
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How remarkable! That's news to me. Thanks for posting that!
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I once tried to start a skeleton army, but no body was interested.
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Great find Joshua. It’s amazing how The Skeleton Army have gone under the radar over the years. Of all the books set in the Victorian era that I’ve read I can’t recall a single mention of them.

Any authors out there looking for a subject for their next book
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Found this short video Joshua.

https://youtu.be/nP07nbKvyW0
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Joshua,

A clip in the London Evening News And Post, April 8, 1892 has a reference to Albert Bachert being a former member of both the Skeleton Army and the Salvation Army. Kind of a contradiction, no?
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