Leominster Past and Present – a display in the Community Centre during Quaker week 2018
Quakers were very active in Leominster during the 19th Century – an Orphanage was built and to help the orphans learn a trade, Orphans Press was founded. Our display includes photographs of the orphanage building on Ryelands Road (now residential accomodation) and the present Orphans Press located on the Industrial estate.
Quakers were still active in Leominster up to the 1970s when the Meeting House was sold because of falling numbers. However there are a few Quakers now in Leominster who hold a Meeting for Worship fortnightly in a Friend’s home. There is a Quaker Burial ground on Newlands Drive which is looked after by Ludlow Quakers.
Newlands Burial Ground in Leominster – Guelder Rose