1997 – Isle of Man – Commemorating the visit of William Booth

1997 – William Booth visited Isle of Man

Centenary of William Booth’s visit to the Isle of Man (1897)

Issued: 01.05.1997

Cachet: Similar to the SA Isle of man 12 p stamp (SG 229, William Booth)

Stamps: SA Isle of Man 10p stamp (SG 228)

Size: 219 x 110 mm

Remark: General William Booth, Founder of the Salvation Army, visited the Isle of Man in May, 1897, accompanied by a number of his principal officers. Well-attended meetings demonstrated the spread of the Movement and encouraged local Salvationists. Shown in the background is the earliest meeting place, a former Unitarian Church in Circular Road, Douglas.