Bunhill Quaker Gardens

Charting the redevelopment of the Quaker Gardens between Banner Street and Chequer Street, London, in 02005.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

First Quaker meeting

Lucy wasn't feeling too good this morning, but I went to the Quaker Worship meeting. I bought a copy of the Quakers in the City booklet, and had a good chat to Paul, who's a mine of information about the local history.

The Meeting House, on the right of the picture, used to be the caretaker's cottage for a much larger Quaker development, built in 1881. But the original Meeting House, Adult School and Bunhill Coffee Tavern were destroyed by bombing in 1941 (see more details of the history). Behind the Meeting House is the building where Lucy and I live. It was originally a Church of England school, built shortly after the Quaker development. In the late 1980s and early '90s, it was part of an adult education college, the Chequer Centre, specialising in non-vocational courses: anything from gardening to Tai Chi and African drumming.


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