The aim of the Society is the preservation and study of all matters relating to the history and development of Stoke Poges; to collate and preserve archive material and artefacts, and to make it available for members and other interested parties.
The Society holds about six events a year, including talks, visits, members’ evenings, and it is most keen to encourage members to research their own family, or road, or any other aspect of the Village that interests them, and share their findings with other members of the Society. (Click here for programme.) It will make available archive material to members. It also helps people around the world searching for family connections in the Village.
Our Next Event:
Visit to the
London Quaker Library & Strongroom
Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ
Monday 24 Apr 2017
To arrive there by 1:30pm for a 2:00pm prompt start.
A unique opportunity for our members and guests to visit the Quaker library where the librarian will give a talk about William Penn (1644–1718), an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania. He and his family subsequently bought and altered several properties in Stoke Poges, including Stoke Park, the Manor House, and Stoke Court.
Especially for The Stoke Poges Society there will be a display of material relating to William Penn and the local area around Stoke Poges.
And there is a bonus! There will also be a tour of their basement strong rooms, which is always a big hit with their visitors.
After the tour there is a café on site and further exhibitions relating to the Quakers.
Transport will not be provided but those attending could travel together.
Please book by email with names, contact phone numbers and if you would like to join up with others for the journey.
Booking essential: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Thomas Gray 2016 Tercentenary
and the Restoration project for Gray's tomb and monument in Stoke Poges,
please see http://thomasgray2016.org/
The 'Discussions' facility is being evaluated and so is not currently viewable by the general public. If we decide it is suitable, we hope it will feature much more interesting topics concerning Stoke Poges.