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The History of the Quakers in Newbury

Jane Burrell

13 February 2019

2:00pm at West Berkshire Museum

Non-members £3

The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) grew out of the maelstrom of nonconformity which pervaded Great Britain in the C17th. It reached Newbury in the 1650s, shortly after it had been founded by George Fox. For a hundred years or so it flourished in the town and surroundings, but by the mid-C19th it had dwindled. Jane Burrell will describe its early history, including the many trials and tribulations, before bringing it up to date with news of the present Meeting House in Highfield Avenue.


Jane Burrell, former Curator of West Berkshire Museum, needs little introduction to members of the Field Club having served on the Club's committee for many years. She is also a keen family historian and loves to delve deeper into the lives and backgrounds of local notables.
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