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Spring One Day Regional Meeting - Ulverston, Cumbria

April 21st 2018
Friends Meeting House Barn, Meeting House Lane, Ulverston LA12 9ND

Note: Please come to the Meeting House, not the Hall

10.30 am Arrival tea/coffee  
10.55 QFHS Chair James Binyon - Welcome
11.00 Meeting Member - 'A Brief History of Swarthmoor Meeting'
11.15 Prof. Hilary Hinds - Department of English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University -
'Margaret Fell & other early Quaker women'
11.55 Oliver Pickering - Honorary Fellow, School of English, University of Leeds & Past QFHS Chair -
'The Grindletonians and early Quakerism: Josiah Collier and his grandson Jeremiah Grimshaw'.
12.30 Discussion – Universal Suffrage – 'Were Quakers in your family suffragists in spirit or in practice?'
13.00 Lunch: - (tea/coffee but food not provided, please bring your own sandwiches)

14.00 Guided visit to Swarthmoor Hall cost £6.50 - takes about 1 hour
15.30 Kendal Quaker Tapestry volunteer - 'Share the stories behind the Stitches'
16.30 Final discussion , tea and depart

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.
There is a charge of £11.50 per person payable on the day (£5 towards costs and £6.50 for the Swarthmoor Hall tour)

Getting there:

Ulverston is 45 minutes by train from Lancaster station, which can be reached directly from London Euston.
There is street parking outside the meeting house which is 1 mile from Ulverston town centre; follow signs from A590.
Important: If you intend to come by train, please book any taxi needed in advance as there is no taxi rank at the station.


Please book your place by e-mailing the organiser Margaret Page Click here

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