Purley Quaker Meeting House
7a Downs Court Road, Purley, Surrey, England, CR8 1BE
For some pretty specious reasons Purley Friends have abandoned this wonderful building and are meeting elsewhere. The closure of the meeting house meant that regular hirers such as S.I.N.G acapella choir and Joyful Body Birth were forced to seek other venues.
History of the Quaker Meeting House at Purley
Above is the oldest photograph yet seen: a postcard dated 1921. The Meeting House is the rightmost building.
Special thanks to Ken Harman of Sanderstead for supplying the 1921 picture.
Following an advert in The Friend in 1909 the team of Pepler and Allen, were appointed as architects. George Pepler of that team was born on 1882 Feb 24 in Croydon and was educated at Bootham (a Quaker school in York) and The Leys School, Cambridge.
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