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Spring One Day Regional Meeting - Quakers of Leominster

April 16th 2016
Masonic Centre, South Street, Leominster HR6 8JQ

10.30 am Arrival tea/coffee  
10.55 Welcome
11.00 Anne Adams: Early Friends in Leominster from the 1650s to 1700
11.10 Peter Holliday: The Quaker families in Leominster : Southall, Newman, Neild - & their influence on Leominster life.
12.10 Helen Bowden (Orphan's Press): The history of the Quaker Children’s home and the origins and history of Orphans Press.
12.50 Averil Opperman: Her new book on Elizabeth Fry ' Whilst there is yet Day'

13.00 Lunch: (not provided, please bring your own food)

14.00 Meet Walk Organiser - Dennis Downey of WalkHerefordshire: Walk around Quaker Related sites in Leominster
Or: Visit the nearby Museum housed in the old Quaker Mission Hall open late for our benefit (thanks)
Or: Take a look at the displays, stay and chat
15.10 Maggie Waldman: First Day and Adult Schools in Leominster
15.40 Deborah Jarman (Leominster Museum):The conscientious objectors in Leominster
16:.10 Final discussion, tea and depart

Feel free to bring for display any of your records relevant to the Leominster/Ludlow or Marches area.
Everyone welcome - you do not need to be a member of QFHS - bring a friend.
Tea & Coffee will be available.
The Society bookstall will be present.

Getting there:

Leominster Masonic Hall is near the centre of the town. From south travel along A49 at the A44 roundabout take the first exit left.
If travelling from the north at the A44 roundabout take the third exit right. Cross the railway bridge and travel the full length of Southern Avenue to the B4361 (Hereford Road). At the junction turn right towards Leominster. The Masonic Centre is located adjacent to the Royal British Legion Club on the right hand side of the road.


There is a charge of £6 per person
There is an optional Historical Quaker walk in the afternoon for 1 hour. Cost to non QFHS members is £4 Places are limited and must be booked in advance.

  • Places are limited. Please book your place by e-mailing the organiser Margaret Page Click here
    or through Leominster TIC reception Tel: 01568 616460
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