Momentum is building in the preparations for the MBI/ BCV/MST Centenary Year 2020.
Down in the archives, Librarian/ Archivist Candice and I have been sorting the many photos taken throughout the hundred years and endeavouring to identify the people and events captured. We have also found some documents of great interest. For instance we have found the hand-written sheet of paper on which the Principal, C H Nash, sketched out the programme of lectures for the very first day, September 13th, 1920. There was only going to be one student that day – but we know what time each lecture was to start and what subjects were taught.
We have also been delighted to receive from several families memorabilia dating back as far as the thirties.
It has been particularly pleasing to get back numbers of the Ambassador and News Chronicle, as we have a number of gaps in our Library Collection. More would be welcome.
Another treasure is the Fellowship of Intercession booklet from 1948 in which are recorded the names of all the graduates known to be in ministry, with their field of service at home and overseas. This was brought in by the widow of a student from that time and has been well-used. Hand-written are many, many alterations as the people listed move from place to place over the years – obviously prayed for as they did.
Does anyone remember the “Prayer Hut” in the grounds of “Flete”, Armadale in the late forties? We have been given photos of its building and dedication.
We continue to welcome such contributions. Please dig out from your treasures anything which you could loan or donate to help tell the story of God’s faithfulness
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