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Friends Meeting House a58_01126

Friends Meeting House a58_01126


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Filename: aa58_01126.jpg

Size: 3984 x 2841 (6.3MB)

Date: 4th February 2016

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Source: Historic England Archive

Owner URL: archive.historicengland.org.uk

Job Title: Photographer

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Friends Meeting House a58_01126

Friends Meeting House, Chestnut Hill, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. Interior of a room in the Friends Meeting House. Photographed in 1957 by Herbert Felton

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This print takes us back in time to the year 1957, capturing the serene interior of the Friends Meeting House located in Chestnut Hill, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. The talented photographer Herbert Felton skillfully immortalized this moment, allowing us a glimpse into the peaceful ambiance that once filled this sacred space. The room depicted in this photograph exudes simplicity and tranquility. The minimalist furniture arrangement perfectly complements the overall atmosphere of calmness and reflection. Sunlight gently filters through tall windows, casting delicate shadows on the wooden benches arranged neatly along the walls. The absence of excessive ornamentation highlights the Quaker principles of humility and equality. As we gaze at this image frozen in time, we can almost feel ourselves transported to an era where silence was cherished as a means to connect with one's inner self and seek spiritual guidance. It is evident that every aspect of this room has been thoughtfully designed to foster introspection and communal worship. Herbert Leo Felton's exceptional talent behind the lens allows us to appreciate not only his technical prowess but also his ability to capture emotions within architecture. This remarkable print serves as a testament to both his artistic vision and his dedication towards preserving historical moments for generations to come. Through this photograph, we are reminded of our shared human experiences across different eras—a timeless reminder that places like these hold stories waiting patiently for those willing to listen.

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