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is what the young people of the Full Gospel Church, Lowther Road, Fleetwood, called “tracting”: going out, and giving gospel tracts—leaflets urging personal acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, and often warning of eternal punishment to come—to people whom one happened to encounter. If one could strike up a conversation with the recipient of the tract, and “witness” to them, so much the better.

Some of the young people would refer to the tracts themselves as “tracks”.

My first mention of “tracking” is in the 1965 story Alone at last! There are numerous references in 1966, e.g. Saturday 1st January 1966.

Gospel tracts published by T. L. Osborn found favour with Audrey and me; see Saturday 29th January 1966.

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