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The Salvation Army, found in Nottingham during 1878, they formed in Long Eaton on 7th April 1880. Until 1901 the Long Eaton corps was using "the skating rink" in Alexandra Street (now Orchard Street). It was first covered with a canvas roof but the winds blow it off; a more substantial covering was provided. Now the site is public lavatories behind the boots shop.

Soon After the corps raised enough money, so they laid the foundation stones to their current building in New Street, In 1902 the official opening was performed. The founder of The Salvation Army, William booth visited to corps 3 times, and gave outstanding addresses to the public. The corps had and still has a brass band, which accompanies congregational singing during meetings and events, and from there the rest is history.

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