Quaker Man Dressed in Simplicity
300 years of Quakers in Tottenham

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Tottenham Quakers

A new meeting house

The meeting continued to grow through the second half of the nineteenth century. In 1879 a school room was added over the forecourt. This quite altered the original appearance of the meeting house. Electricity was installed in 1937.

However, by 1956, the meeting had shrunk substantially as Friends moved away from the area. Only four Friends lived in Tottenham neighbourhood, though sometimes as many as nine attended Meeting. The meeting decided that it should continue, but the premises were proving a big obstacle. They were old, enormous and difficult for such a small membership to maintain.

In 1961 the old meeting house was demolished and shops and offices built on the site in 1962, with a new, smaller meeting house on the roof of the shops.

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