London Village Workers additional

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 LVA
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      0.1 li m
  • Location
      Collection available at University Archive and Records Centre, main University Library.

Scope and Content

A mixed collection of documents relating to the work of the London Village Workers, including printed material, correspondence, notebooks, photographs and accounts. Most of the material dates from the first half of the twentieth century.

Administrative / Biographical History

The London Village Workers was the name of a Brethren outreach activity which started at the end of the nineteenth century and continued well in to the twentieth century. Brethren (workers) travelled to local areas (in this instance, to villages within twenty miles of London) to share the gospel with local residents. Meetings usually took place in the open air on Saturday afternoons and evenings as well as at Easter and Whitsun. Workers called door to door, distributing tracts, inviting people to attend prayer meetings and to share fellowship. Children attending the meetings were often sent copies of the Boys and Girls magazine.


The papers have been arranged into the following series:

  • LVA/1 - Printed material
  • LVA/2 - Notes
  • LVA/3 - Corresopndence
  • LVA/4 - Photographs
  • LVA/5 - Miscellaneous items

All bundles and groups of items have been kept together as received.

Access Information

The collection is open to any accredited reader.

The collection includes material which is subject to the Data Protection Act 2018. Under the Act 2018 (DPA), The University of Manchester Library (UML) holds the right to process personal data for archiving and research purposes. In accordance with the DPA, UML has made every attempt to ensure that all personal and sensitive personal data has been processed fairly, lawfully and accurately. Users of the archive are expected to comply with the Data Protection Act 2018, and will be required to sign a form acknowledging that they will abide by the requirements of the Act in any further processing of the material by themselves.

Acquisition Information

The papers were donated to the Christian Brethren Archive by David Angell in 2017.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies and photographic copies of material in the archive can be supplied for private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.

A number of items within the archive remain within copyright under the terms of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988; it is the responsibility of users to obtain the copyright holder's permission for reproduction of copyright material for purposes other than research or private study.

Prior written permission must be obtained from the Library for publication or reproduction of any material within the archive. Please contact the Head of Special Collections, John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH.


None expected

Related Material

There is another London Village Workers collection in the Christian Brethren Archive at University of Manchester Library


Leaflet entitled Then and the villages and small towns of London's country.

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