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150 Years of the Salvation Army

In 1865, William Booth and his wife Catherine founded the East London Christian Mission, an evangelical and charitable organisation that soon after became the Salvation Army. Offering a practical approach to religion, characterised by their many forms of social work and visible community presence, the Salvation Army evolved into a successful international organisation and 150 years later is also one of the greatest providers of humanitarian aid. To mark this anniversary, this slide-show includes key photographs of the Salvation Army’s founder and subsequent generations of leaders from its history.


Tudor and Elizabethan matching pairs

Test your memory by playing our matching pairs game. Three levels of difficulty make it fun for the whole family.

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Regency familiar faces

Rearrange tiles to uncover sitters from the Gallery's Collection by playing our puzzle game.

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Who do you think you were?

Answer a few lifestyle questions about the Elizabethan period and discover your inner Elizabethan!

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