Hereford Quaker Meeting House open for Heritage Open Days
21 King Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 9BX
Discover our interesting building which is tucked away in a passage off King Street in Hereford. Even people who have lived in the area for many years are surprised that we are here!
The Quakers have used this building for 198 years. Before this it was used for flannel manufacturing – an 18th Century scheme to help the unemployed into work. Then it became the location of a school teaching adults to read and write. ‘Friends First-Day Adult School’ as it was called, was a very welcome and popular service to the local community at a time when education was not available to all. Quakers were very much involved with setting up of the school in 1883 and continued this support into the 1950s.
We would be very interested if anyone has some information about this school. Perhaps a member of your family attended? Do come along and tell us about it.
We have a display board and information sheets on the history of the building.
You are welcome to have tea and cake in the garden – inside if wet.
The dates and times that we will be open will be:
Friday 13th September 11.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday 14th September 11.00am – 5.00pm
Also open for Ride and Stride
Then again on the following week:
Friday 20th September 11.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday 21st September 11.00am – 5.00pm