Category Archives: News

White Feather Diaries

The white feather diaries is an online Quaker storytelling project to mark the centenary of World War I. It offers an insight into overlooked aspects of war: resistance to killing and the relief of suffering. Going live on Monday 4 … Continue reading

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Library resources for researching World War I

The horror of the First World War made such a profound impact that responses to it a century later are still powerful. Historians, journalists and members of the public are engaging in passionate debate about the war and its causes … Continue reading

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Charles Holden, London Underground architect: a passion for beauty and for service

For Londoners and visitors alike navigating our great metropolis is likely to involve a descent into the earth, a tremendous gust of whistling wind and a warm, rattling rush beneath the familiar streets of this city. Our experiences of life … Continue reading

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Cleanliness is a fine life-preserver: a strongroom is cleaned

On venturing into one of our strongrooms on the 19th November you would have been forgiven for thinking you had walked onto the set of a sci-fi film, with men in masks, plastic sheeting and strange equipment. For the last … Continue reading

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Woodbridge Friends visit the Library

Anyone can access Quaker Strongrooms, the blog, but not everyone has access to the strongrooms at Friends House. However, from time to time, groups of Quakers from meetings around the country make their way to Friends House, London, for a … Continue reading

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Rachel Eveline Wilson papers and our new exhibition: an insight into the life of a World War I Friends Ambulance Unit nurse

An interesting recent addition to the Library’s collections has been the papers of Rachel Eveline Wilson (1894–1993) of Kidderminster, which primarily relate to her time in the Friends Ambulance Unit (FAU) as a nurse at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Malo–les–Bains, Dunkirk, … Continue reading

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News: Yearly Meeting 2012

In a week’s time, the annual assembly of Quakers in Britain will take place in Friends House (Friday 25 to Monday 28 May). The place will be buzzing, thronged with Friends from all over the country and abroad. It will … Continue reading

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Welcome to Quaker Strongrooms, a blog from the Library of the Society of Friends.

Follow our new blog for insights into the Library’s wide-ranging collections of print, archive and visual materials relating to Quakers and Quaker activities from the 17th century to the present day, and for news about our work, exhibitions and events. … Continue reading

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