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Autumn One Day Regional Meeting - Quakers and the Outdoors

Saturday 3 November 2012
Alington House, 4 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3ET

10.30 am Arrival tea/coffee  
11.00 Welcome
11.15 Mark Freeman: ‘Muscular Quakerism? Friends, Youth Organisations, and the Outdoors Movement in Twentieth-Century Britain’
12.00 Joanna Clark: ‘Work, Health, and Love: Margaret Backhouse and the Camp Fire Girls’
12.45 End-of-morning discussion
13.00 Lunch (not provided, please bring your own food)
14:15 David Blake: ‘The Foxes and the Falcons’
14:45 Meg Forrest: ‘Indoors and Outdoors: the Story of Yorkshire Friends Holiday School’
15.30 Final discussion
15.45 Tea and depart 

Everyone welcome - you do not need to be a member of QFHS - bring a friend.


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Alington House is in the university / cathedral area of Durham, on the peninsula, shortly before Hatfield College, which is also on North Bailey. It is about 15 minutes’ walk from the railway station (from where the cathedral is clearly visible): go down North Road to Framwellgate Bridge, then left up Silver Street and right up Saddler Street, which becomes North Bailey. Car parking is not easily possible on the peninsula, but there are car parks on the North Road side of Framwellgate Bridge.


Please let us know if you will be attending the meeting for which there is a £6 per person charge. - Tea & Coffee will be available.


  • e-mail the organiser Oliver Pickering Click here
  • Or

  • send a cheque made payable to Quaker Family History Society to : Oliver Pickering, 32 Halstead Drive, Menston, Ilkley, LS29 6NT. A map and directions for those without access to the internet will be sent if an A5 - size SAE is enclosed.

    Please book by October 20th 2012.

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