Quaker Meeting House, Stafford,

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Date:1966

Description:The Society of Friends, or Quakers, established themselves in Stafford around 1650. As a minority religion they were heavily persecuted.

Quakers refused to be buried in St. Mary's churchyard, so they bought a plot of land on Foregate Street for their own burial ground. The meeting house was erected next to the burial ground in 1730.

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Image courtesy of: Peters, J.E.C. Dr

Donor ref:SAMS Acc. No., P66.3.1588, img: 1004 (15/1478)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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