Ann called in to the Open Day of the newly rebuilt Quaker Meeting House in Cooper Street, off Hillgate. Quakers have a long history in Stockport, with the first local Meeting House dating from 1705.
The new, light and bright Meeting House has been built on the same site as its predecessor with funds raised from donations from individuals, East Cheshire Quakers and other Quaker meetings around the country as well as a grant from the Veolia Environmental Trust. A local Stockport architect was used and Ann had the opportunity to learn about the energy efficiencies which are built into the structure, including solar panels to generate electricity.
Ann Coffey said:
“This is a wonderful, welcoming building, a vast improvement on the previous Meeting House which I remember visiting years ago. I was so pleased to have the opportunity to meet Stockport Friends and other visitors on the day and to look round the new facilities which I hope will be used by other groups in Stockport.”