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1652 Country

Day 102 of the 365 days of photography project.

The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Meeting House in Crawshawbooth, Lancashire, was built in 1716 and is one of the oldest in the world. The garden used to contain a number of gravestones.

‘Crawshawbooth Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) are part of the Pendle Hill Area Meeting. This consists of 6 local Quaker Meetings. These are:- Blackburn, Bolton, Crawshawbooth, Marsden, Sawley and Rochdale.

The North West of England is the birthplace of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and is sometimes known as “1652 country”.

Quakers have been active in Lancashire since the 1650’s.

George Fox, a leading Quaker preacher climbed Pendle Hill (overlooking Sawley Meeting House) and realised he had a message for the world:
“I saw the Lancashire sea; and there atop of the hill I was moved to sound the day of the Lord; and the Lord let me see atop of the hill in what places He had a great people to be gathered.

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Discovered in Crawshawbooth, Lancashire

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Posted by David JP64 on 2019-03-20 01:54:35

Tagged: , buildings , meetinghouse , friends , Lancashire , Crawshawbooth , Rossendale , best shot of the day , Quakers

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