‘Family separations were long and hard but accepted as part of normal life.’

French connection: Marie Lebacq on some historical European ties

'I miss knowing when I will see our children and friends in the UK.' | Photo: by Linda Holman on Unsplash.

Over 200 years ago, a young girl called Christine Majolier met British Quakers here at Congénies. She wrote about how her siblings would play at holding ‘Meetings’; her sister Lydie would ‘try to preach like Elizabeth Coggeshall dressed up in a mob cap’.

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