Churches Together in Thirsk

Churches Together in Thirsk
Quaker Meeting House
24 Kirkgate
Thirsk
N Yorks
YO7 1BL
England

Website

E-mail

jeremyshaw2013@gmail.com

Telephone

0184 55 22 974

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An exhibition with the theme “Choices 1914” will be held 4-8 August in Thirsk Quaker Meeting House. Names of men on the local war memorials and their final battles will be displayed and we have photos from 1914 of patriotic parades in Thirsk.

In 1914, there was still a choice for local men. 80% joined up, but there were an anti war demonstrations in Thirsk. Nationally, 16 000 became conscientious objectors, 16 of them imprisoned in nearby Richmond Castle. We have an account of the Friends' Ambulance Service, photographs of their prison graffiti and diary entries of their capital trials. 600 000 joined the Union of Democratic Control, funded by the Frys and Rowntrees of York, and we have their calls for an immediate negotiated peace.

Venue Type:

Association or society, Campaign or initiative, Sacred space

Opening hours

10-4 August 4-8
Wheelchair friendly

Admission charges

Free

Getting there

We are opposite the James Herriot Centre in Thirsk. From London, take the A1 to Dishforth and the A168 to Thirsk. Park in the Cross Keys car park. The nearest train station is Thirsk. There is a regular service from Manchester and Newcastle Airports.

Additional info

Refreshments will be provided and there will be a talk on the choices that the Government and ordinary people had in August 1914

Getting there

We are opposite the James Herriot Centre in Thirsk. From London, take the A1 to Dishforth and the A168 to Thirsk. Park in the Cross Keys car park. The nearest train station is Thirsk. There is a regular service from Manchester and Newcastle Airports.

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