Worshippers outside the Quaker Meeting House, Stafford,

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Date:1860 - 1862 (c.)

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.

Pictured are Abraham Hollinshead, George Sandy, Ursula Wycherley, Enoch Halden, Anne Turner and Walter Lapworth.

Photograph donated by Stafford Historical and Civic Society, who retain copyright ownership.


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Image courtesy of: Staffordshire County Records Office

Donor ref:County Record Office No., D4080/4/17, img: 1760 (18/2209)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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