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Bolton FHS Meeting - Quakerism in Bolton

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This talk will explain how Quakers worship and what they believe.

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Is a busy member of the Pendle Hill Quakers Pendle Hill Area Meeting, taking a particular interest in research and the history of the local Friends. His name was suggested to us because of this interest by the Friends of our local Bolton Meeting House at Silverwell Street and I understand he is a very popular speaker within their organisation. They prefer the term Friends to Quakers which is a mere nickname. Gordon has been good enough to take it upon himself to look into local records, to help us understand how the group progressed in Bolton and has told us "The Friends Meeting House in Silverwell Street is well known as a venue for many local groups in Bolton. However, many people know little of Quakers other than chocolates or their crusade against slavery.

This talk will explain how they worship and what they believe. The Society of Friends, to give them their formal name, has its roots in the radicalism of the English Civil War and it grew rapidly during the Commonwealth period. Since then it has developed worldwide particularly in America and Africa.

Quakers have had a continuous presence in Bolton for over 250 years, its members has included some prominent local families”.

The illustration is of Tippings Street courtesy of https://bolton.pendlehillquakers.org.uk/?page_id=33 built 1820 and demolished in 1971 in preparation for St Peters Way .

Main image (c) http://members.pendlehillquakers.org.uk/


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