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|1921. 20 Jun - 3 Oct
||Shoghi Effendi at Oxford - The Long Vacation 1921
Those students who wished to continue their studies during the vacation were required to move to an annex situated near Manchester College known as Holywell Annexe.
Shoghi Effendi met with Edna True at her hotel in London as she was passing through. [PG178]
He visited Dr. Esslemont in Bournemouth probably around the 20th of July for two weeks. [PG179]
26 July: He went to London to meet his sister and went with her to Mrs Thornburgh-Cropper's. [PG179]
At some point during the vacation he visited Crowborough. [PG179]
Obedient to the instructions of the Master he spent some time during the break in rest in Torquay in August, at least from the 10th to the 29th of the month. [PG179-180]
25 September (approx.) He travelled to London to sent his sister to Scotland to resume her studies. She had been staying with Mrs Thornburg-Cropper (at 20 Bloomsbury Square?). While there he met with Lady Blomfield. [PG181]
1 to 6 October: Shoghi Effendi and his friend Díyá'u'lláh Asgharzádih travelled to Manchester, a community of some thirty believers. They stayed at the home of Jacob Joseph where a meeting of the community was held that evening. The group sent a letter to the Master which Shoghi Effendi translated the following day. He also sent a report of the situation in Manchester to the Master. [PG182-190]
See PG206-207 for a photo of Shoghi Effendi with the Manchester Bahá'ís and with the Joseph brothers.
See PG193 for a subsequent note from Shoghi Effendi to the friends in Manchester.
See PG193-194 for the Master's response to their joint supplication dated 18 October, 1921 and excerpts from Tablets to individuals.
|Oxford; London; Bournemouth; Torquay; Manchester; United Kingdom
||Shoghi Effendi at Oxford; Shoghi Effendi, Life of
|1922 (Late May)
||The communities of London, Manchester and Bournemouth elected a Bahá'í Spiritual Assembly for England. [ER213; SBR28, 67]
This was also known as the Spiritual Assembly for London and the All-England Bahá'í Council. [ER2 13; SBR67]
See ER213 and SBR28 for membership.
The social centre of the London group was Ethel Rosenburg with Mrs Thornburgh-Cropper and later Lady Blomfield also playing significant roles. The group in Manchester came from the working- or lower middle-class background with Edward Hall and other men in leadership positions. The group in Bournemouth developed around Dr. Esslemont. In addition to these centres there were a few scattered isolated believers. [SBBH5p220]
||London; Manchester; Bournemouth; United Kingdom
||Spiritual Assemblies; All-England Bahai Council
|1950. 26 Mar - 10 Apr
||The British Community needed 22 declarations to complete the goals of their Six Year Plan. The National Spiritual Assembly of Canada sponsored a trip by John Robarts to lend his assistance. During his 13 day stay he visited London, Manchester, Blackpool, Blackburn, Sheffield, Oxford, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow and Edinburgh and witnessed 18 declarations. By April 10th the goal had been won. [CBN No 13 May, 1950 p4]
||London; Manchester; Blackpool; Blackburn; Sheffield; Oxford; Dublin; Belfast; Glasgow; Edinburgh
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- Beginning of the Bahá'í Cause in Manchester, The, by Edward T. Hall (1925). A brief early history, starting from Sarah Ann Ridgeway, the first Bahá'í in the North of England circa 1906, and the author himself who converted in 1910. [about]
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