A Memorial stone In Wales (UK) to the Quakers

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by English Chick, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    I thought this image might interest you, it is in a beautiful part of Wales..... the inscription on the stones reads.....

    "Under these waters and near this stone, stood Hafod Fadog a farmstead, where in the 17th & early 18th Century the Quakers met for worship on the hillside. Above the house was a space encircled by a low stone wall where larger meetings where held. Above and beyond the house was a small burial ground. From this valley came many of the early Quakers who emmigrated to Pensylvania, driven from their homes due to persecution to seek freedom of worship in the New World"

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    This next image is of a tiny part of the lake, it is too big for my small camera to capture, but it is a stunning view.

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    Hope you like them.......
     
  2. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

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    Gorgeous . . . but poor Quakers. Driven from persecution to more persecution. It's just not right [​IMG]
     
  3. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Quote:Agree with you Fowltemptress...
     
  4. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    NW,Missouri
    Sad yes but tolerance is still a pill to hard for many to swallow.
    It is a beutiful memorial none the less.
     
  5. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Quote:It is sad, the fact that the Ancients where driven from such a beautiful place because of their beliefs.....intolerant then and much the same now methinks.
     
  6. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    The area I live in was settled by Quakers. There are still several Meeting Houses from long ago and a school opened in the last several years.
    The house in this photo is just over the hill from me.
    http://www.catawissapa.org/photographs.html
    actually that is the one in town.

    Edited.... what area did this photo come from? I know they say the town was "twined" with Uxbridge Ontario where some of the same Quakers settled but would be interesting to know where this is.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2008
  7. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Quote:It is on the main road to Bala North Wales.
     
  8. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Linda, you are killing me with these gorgeous pictures! My heart aches with the beauty of them! I. Must. Get. To. Wales! (and the whole UK!) I can't believe dangerouschicken (Laurie) hasn't seen this post. She would love it.

    ams3651, I love that website! I bookmarked it to look at more thoroughly later.

    Susan
     
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    So beautiful and I thought the Quakers were mostly Germans.

    I would love to visit UK, hubby has been there and loves Scotland the most.

    Keep those pics and narrations coming!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am from PA I must be dutch
     

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