Little is known of Horace Warner and nothing is known of his relationship to the nippers. Only 30 of these pictures survive, out of 240 he took in 1912 of the Spitalfields Nippers, East End London. They originally accompanied the annual reports of the charitable Bedford Institute, Quaker St, Spitalfields as illustrations of poverty, "but that is not the sum total of these beguiling photographs...spirited images of something more subtle and compelling, the elusive drama of childhood itself."
"Love this handout. I would add: Pass it out to each YW. Tell them they only have enough ink in their pen to underline 3 words. Play a song and when the song is over - have them share what they underlined and why. Another idea: Up on the board: How would you explain what the Sabbath Day is and Why we honor it to a non member. Give them a few minutes to write their response. Discuss
Summary: Relates a story of love, sexual passion, painful adolescence, and devastating betrayal as seen through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old boy--and the man he later becomes--looking back on the events of a single long, hot, and life-altering weekend.