The Layers of Jane Austen - InteractiveTalk

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Location: Friends meeting House, Church Street, Hampshire, Alton, GU34 2BW
Start date: 24/06/2018
End date: 24/06/2018
Start time: 14:30
End time: 16:00
Price: £5.00
Contact: Marie Kellie
Telephone: 01420 85057

An interactive discussion event concerning the clothes people wore under their formal attire.

You might be interested to read a little about the history of the venue. The Alton Friends Meeting House is the second-oldest purpose-built Meeting House in the world that is still in use, built in 1672. Several of Alton's prominent historical figures were Quakers, including William Curtis, Jane Austen's doctor. Quakers were persecuted for many years, including the era when the Alton Meeting House was built - they had to wait until The Act of Toleration in 1689, offically allowing Quakers to meet without persecution. A certificate was issued stating that there was a Meeting House for the “people of God called Quakers in the town of Alton”.

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