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Bristol Quakers meet in seven locations in Bristol area:
Roger Angerson is leading a trip to 1652 Country for Frenchay Local Meeting in April/May. There are still seven places left, which we would like to offer to Friends from Area Meeting.
A full itinerary is available from Roger, but a concise version follows:
Tuesday 30th April
Visit to Firbank Fell, Brigflatts Meeting and Quaker tapestry in Kendal.
Visit to Swarthmoor Hall, Swarthmoor Meeting and Sunbrick Burial Ground.
Free day with many possibilities for further visits: Ulverston market town; Barrow in Furness boatbuilding town; Grange over Sands; Silverdale RSPB reserve Leighton Moss; Lancaster; or enjoying the hotel swimming pool.
The trip, costing £436, promises to be interesting and informative, and will give you the opportunity to experience the places and landscapes that formed the backdrop to our early Quaker history. Doing so in the company of caring and friendly companions adds to the appeal of the trip.
If you would like to join this trip, early booking is essential, so please contact Roger Angerson on 0117 9569490 or Jenny Griffin on firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 20thJanuary at the latest.
for family historians with Quaker ancestors from the British Isles.
Spring One Day Regional Meeting
11.00 Welcome – QFHS Chair, Oliver Pickering
11.05 A History of Redland Meeting, Roger Sturge
11.25 JS Fry & Sons – a Rough Guide, Alan Freke
12.20 The astonishing success of early Quakerism in Bristol, Jonathan Harlow, University of the West of England Regional History Centre
12.55 Lunch (not provided). Tea/coffee will be available.
1.40 Bristol Area Meeting’s Library and Archives, Christine Tollerton, Bristol Area Meeting Librarian
2.10 An opportunity to examine books and photographs in the Library, guided by Christine Tollerton
2.50 ‘An ancient Friend of good memory’: the lives of John (c1630-1710) and Margaret Heale (c1630-1683) and their family, Stephen Bumstead, QFHS committee member
3.25 The Yorkshire Quaker Joseph Wood (1750-1821) visits Bath and Bristol Friends, Janet Pickering
4.00 Final discussion, tea/coffee, and depart.
There is a charge of £10 per person payable on the day.
To avoid disappointment please book your place in advance. Contact: email@example.com or – Margaret Page, 39, Manor Avenue South, Kidderminster, Worcs., DY11 6DE
Food and networking: 6.00 – 7.15pm
Event: 7.30 – 9pm.
Inspired by the climate summit in Friends House in April, young Quakers are organising their own ‘Quaker Any Questions’ with Paul Parker, Recording Clerk. Other speakers include Rosie Thayer (Peace activist) and young Quakers, ably compered by Mark Smalley (ex BBC producer).
So we can be well prepared, with plenty of chairs and refreshments, please sign up for any/all parts of this event at https://forms.quaker.org.uk/qaq
Look forward to seeing you!