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A History of Quakers in Wiveliscombe and Milverton

New book published - price £2.50 - 50pp


A History of Quakers in Wiveliscombe and Milverton, in Somerset

Their Persecution then Acceptance in the 17th - 19th Centuries.

by Brian Collingridge

In November Brian Collingridge published a 50 page booklet on the emergence, persecution and subsequent acceptance of Quakers in the 17th -19th centuries in Wiveliscombe and Milverton.

As he states in his preface “The persecution described here happened to Quakers all over England. This account is just an example of how Quakers developed in one small area, during a very confused period in our country's history.”

The three parts describe

1) How the Society of Friends developed across Britain.

2) How the Quakers in the two villages survived persecution and then developed, with a meeting house and graveyard on the hill between the villages, and then in Milverton, where there was also a Quaker boarding school.

3) The Historical/religious context of these times.      

Price £2.50.

Available from Wiveliscombe Post Office, Wiveliscombe Community office or Milverton Saw Mills shop.