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Search Aspect ( Quaker )
Location - Leeds & District

Bruntcliffe Lane, Quaker burial ground, memorial tablet (Morley) (2 comments)
Colour imageMay 1965. The wall of Quaker burial ground on Bruntcliffe Lane, showing a memorial tablet which says 'Friends Burial Ground, (Disused), 1689'. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Cliffe Lane, view from (Rawdon)
Black & White image9th December 1980. View from Cliffe Lane, foreground, showing the rear of stone properties fronting Leeds Road, left. The two storey adjoining building at the extreme left edge is Low Green Stores, a grocers. In the centre there is a walkway between the properties and Friends' School opened on 2nd April 1832 and was founded by the Society of Friends (Quaker Movement). The locality is known as Low Green and is a Conservation area.
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Engraving of James Naylor (West Ardsley)
Black & White image1793. This engraving of James Naylor was published by I. Caulfield on 19th December 1793. He was the son of a West Ardsley farmer and joined the Parliamentry army in 1642 aged 25. It was when he heard George Fox speak in 1651 that he turned to Quakerism. He endured a six month spell of imprisonment for blasphemy in his preachings. On his release he spoke at Quaker Meetings in London and later was arrested once more in Bristol where he was found guilty of 'abominable blasphemy'. The punishment that Naylor had to face was appalling and included being pilloried and whipped through the streets by the hangman. He had his tongue perforated with a hot iron and the letter B for blasphemer branded on his forehead as the image shows. He was forced to ride a horse through the streets seated backwards and then whipped again. Finally he was kept in solitary confinement. James Naylor was discharged from prison in 1659 but, broken by the experience, he died in 1660. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Friends' School, Low Green (Rawdon)
Black & White image9th December 1980. View of the former Friends' School which opened on 2nd April 1832. It was mainly funded by the Society of Friends and was converted from an old wool warehouse. The stone building with porch, left, is number 4 Low Green. Low Green is now a conservation area. At the time of the image the premises were in use as light industrial units.
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Friends' School, Low Green (Rawdon)
Black & White image9th December 1980. Image shows a stone gable end with missing and broken window panes. The building is part of the former Friends' School which was established here by the Society of Friends in 1832. It closed as a school in 1921 and the 43 pupils were transferred to Ayton. Now small business operate from the buildings at Low Green and has been designated a conservation area.
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