Eye - 22 July 2016

From making connections to appearing in Pokémon Go

A surfeit of swallows. | Photo: Ben Whittle / flickr CC.

Making connections

The ad pages of the Friend have long shone a light on the bustling Quaker community in Britain.

One advert spied by Jill Allum, of Beccles Meeting, recently set off a mind-bending avalanche of connections.

It began with a profusion of Ransomes: ‘Discovering Swallows & Ransomes is a book by John Berry. Your advert on page seventeen (‘Friends Historical Society Gathering’, 1 July) shows a talk on John Ransome, an eighteenth-century Quaker. The speaker [Sylvia Stevens] is my friend and joining her will be David Ransome.

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