Quaker Family History
SPRING ONE-DAY REGIONAL MEETING
Registered Charity No. 1100843
Saturday 13 April 2013, Bewdley Quaker Meeting House,
Lower Park, Bewdley, DY12 2DP
QUAKERS IN THE WEST MIDLANDS
10.30 am Arrival & tea/coffee
'Rebels, Philanthropists and Radicals:Quakers in Bewdley 1660-2013'
Susan Brown, ‘Edward Pease and the Bewdley Institute’
12.45 End-of-morning discussion
13.00 Lunch (not provided: please bring your own food)
Margaret Page, ‘Watson Binns - Missionary to Bewdley’
Speaker & talk being finalised
15.30 Final discussion
15.45 Tea and depart
The main through road comes over the Telford designed bridge into Bewdley, Load Street with a narrow turning sharp left just past St Anne's Church into High Street. Bewdley Friends Meeting House is in Lower Park, at the end of High Street on the left where the road curves to the right. A photograph of the short track off High Street to the Meeting House is shown below in the middle of the picture view below. It is next door to Bewdley Cricket Club The correct location is given by just using the postcode DY12 2DP in Google Maps. Using 'Bewdley Quaker Meeting' in the search may give incorrect results (reported).
There is no connection from the A456 Bewdley by pass into Red Hill and High Street.
There is little parking at the Meeting House but a public pay and display car park is behind the Meeting House nearer the river at the end of Severnside South by Gardners Meadow accessible down Lax Lane. See the Bewdley Tourist Brochure for a tourist map of Bewdley.
The nearest main line station is 3 miles away at Kidderminster with comnnections to Birmingham and Worcester and is shown on the right of the Google map below. There are bus connections to Bewdley see Travel Help . Anyone planning to attend using public transport please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
Bewdley railway station you see on the tourist brochure is the privately owned tourist Severn Valley Steam Railway with a line from Kidderminster to Bridgenorth and incurs extra cost and a lengthy walk so not recommended for getting to the Meeting House.
Bewdley is an attractive Georgian riverside tourist destination. There is a wide variety of accomodation in Bewdley and the surrounding area. The Wetherspoon's George Hotel in Bewdley besides several B&Bs, Caravan and Camping sites close by. There is a Mercure Hotel with indoor swimming pool on Habberley Road between Kidderminster and Bewdley whilst Kidderminster now has a Travelodge by Brinton's Park and a Premier Inn within the Weaver's Wharf shopping area.
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Please let us know if you will be attending the meeting, for which there is a £6 charge.
Everyone is welcome, whether or not a member of the QFHS. Either:
(a) e-mail the organiser (email@example.com ) and pay on the day, or
(b) 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.