Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Winchester Whisperer

A rare insight into the lives of World War I imprisoned conscientious objectors is an extraordinary example of “prison press”. Discovery would have meant punishment. Essays, poems, cartoons and sketches were written at Winchester Prison on toilet paper, secretly edited, bound … Continue reading

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Top bassoonist to visit Winchmore Hill

In joke.  The Recording Clerk of Quakers, Paul Parker, will be speaking at our Area Meeting on 15th March.  Paul is an energetic speaker who has raised the profile of the role outside Quakers (that is, there may be a number of non … Continue reading

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Delays in thanking some donors

Delay  in thanking some donors for Winchmore Hill Quakers meeting house appeal Winchmore  Hill Quakers warmly thank the individuals, trusts and meetings who supported our  “We’re cracking up” appeal, the next stage of works for our historic Meeting  House.   We … Continue reading

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Do local newspapers live off immoral earnings?

Our local MP David Burrowes is raising a petition to stop local newspapers and others accepting adverts from institutions (like “saunas”) selling sex.  One local paper has backed the campaign and will not take such adverts. David’s petition is here … Continue reading

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Peace activists cleared

Five Christian activists were cleared today of obstructing access to an arms fair.  The activists were strongly supported by individual Quakers in the two day case, also by the general secretary of the URC and Rowan Williams. The activists argued that … Continue reading

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