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The Darkest England Gazette

The Darkest England Gazette was a weekly publication issued by The Salvation Army between July 1893 and June 1894. Its purpose was to report on The Salvation Army's recently centralised social work, the 'Darkest England Scheme', in a way that appealed to a broad audience. For one penny, readers got twelve pages filled with reportage, plentiful illustrations, poetry, and fiction. 

On this page, you will find digital copies of articles from the Darkest England Gazette that you can read and download, as well as subject guides that offer a brief introduction to themes from the Gazette.

The "Darkest England Gazette" is intended to voice the miseries and plead the necessities of what have come to be known as the Submerged Classes...

Full issues

No. 1 (1 July 1893)

No. 31 (27 January 1894)

No. 33 (10 Feburary 1894)

No. 36 (3 March 1894)


No. 29: 'Esther Daniels' (13 January 1894, p. 6)

Subject guides

These guides provide a short introduction to some of the subjects addressed in the Darkest England Gazette.


Animal welfare

Labour campaigns