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Wartime work of Quakers on show
11:52am Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
AN exhibition detailing work carried out during and after the Second World War by two Quaker organisations will be on show at Pickering Quaker Meeting House in Castlegate from Friday to Saturday, October 19.
It has been assembled by the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute of Manchester University jointly with the Quaker Service Memorial Trust.
A spokesperson for the Quakers said that in both World Wars, the Friends Ambulance Unit (FAU) and Friends Relief Service (FRS) provided opportunities for humanitarian service by those who, on grounds of conscience were not prepared to bear arms.
A peace concert will also be held on Sunday, October 13 at the Pickering Quaker Meeting House, starting at 12.30pm.
Local singers and songwriters will share their songs on the theme of peace and all are welcome to attend.
The concert is free but any donations will go to Quaker Peace and Social Witness.