Current, newly reconstructed, Meeting House is on the site of the original Quaker Meeting House, built in 1688, and was occupied for a time by William Penn and his family.
William founded the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which became the state of Pennsylvania in North America, and his second wife, Hannah, continued to govern the state for six years after his death.
Arrive and assemble at 11:00 in the Penn Room for tea, coffee and biscuits.
Outside the House is the old burial ground, which contains the graves of William and at least eleven of his family. The Meeting House had to be reconstructed following a fire which began on 10th March, 2005 and destroyed much of the roof. The cause of the fire is unknown.
To give a modern flavour to the visit, Mr Terence (Terry) Price, who lives in Jordans, will give a talk on his assessment of the successes and failures of the UK nuclear power programme, based on his experiences in the industry and in Government committees in the post war period.
He also has a number of amusing stories, some of which can be found in his book entitled “Political physicist”, published by Abebooks Co in 2004.
The kitchen facilities are limited, so buffet will be brought in from a highly recommended supplier in Amersham, costing £7.50 per person. The House rules do not permit an alcohol licence, but the trustees do permit it to be served if it is brought onto the site – so there will be alcohol - at £1 per glass.