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Quakers hold heritage open days

Posted onPosted on 19th Jul
Quakers hold heritage open days

Mansfield Quakers are hosting two Heritage Open Days at their Meeting House on Rosemary Street.

The weekend starts on 12th September at 9.30am with an exhibition Friends Ambulance Unit, followed at 10.30am by an art workshop interpreting the exhibition.

From noon to 4pm there will be a quiet afternoon focusing on inner peace.

The following day, from 9.30am, there is the chance to share favourite quotes from the Quaker faith and practice.

The meeting for worship at 10.30am will be followed by a shared lunch at noon.

One of the main events of the open days is a performance of Red Flag Over Bermondsey at 1.30pm, a dramatic re-enactment of the life of Ada Salter by Lynn Morris.

Ada was a campaigner for equal rights, a socialist, republican, pacifist, environmentalist, trade union activist and a leading light in the transformation of the Bermondsey slums of London in the early part of the 20th century.

Born into Methodism, she became a Quaker in 1914. She and her GP husband, Alfred Salter, dedicated their lives to the people of Bermondsey. Ada was the first woman councillor in London and then the first woman mayor.

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