The band, C.M.S. Boys' Blind School, Fuzhou
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: JC-s010. Post card published by Church Missionary Society, Salisbury Square, London E.C.4. This post card has not been posted. The Church Missionary Society sold in the UK a set of five post cards in a paper packet for 6d (2.5 pence). Printed on the packet: “PICTURE POST CARDS. / Boys’ Blind School / (Church Missionary Society), / FOOCHOW, S. CHINA. / 5 for 6d.” The Australian Anglican nurse and missionary, Amy Oxley Wilkinson (1868-1949), founded the C.M.S. Blind Boys School in Fuzhou in 1898. Musical groups from the School for the Blind later began touring Fujian province, then to other parts of China, and, in 1922, to England. Further reading: 'They Shall See His Face: The Story of Amy Oxley Wilkinson and Her Visionary Blind School in China' by Linda and Robert Banks. Also ‘Mrs Amy Wilkinson and The Chinese Blind Boys Band’ by Keith Robinson and Wang Lingli (2022). See JC-s008, JC-s009, JC-s012, JC-s014 and JC-s273.
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