Flute and case

Flute and case
Flute and case

1950-2000 / Fabric / Metal / Ministers, Preachers & Associates / Object / Other / Wood
Metal; wood, textile

Small flute, also known as an Irish whistle, belonging to and used by the Reverend Dr Oliver Soper, Baron Soper of Kingsway (1903-1998). The flute is in its original case made of coromandel ebony.

Lord Soper dedicated his preaching career, which lasted for more than half a century, to controversial causes, including the fight against drink and gambling, slave labour, racial inequality, homelessness, capital punishment and, fundamentally, capitalism.

See also Soper's portable preaching stand and other Soper artefacts in the Online Collection.