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From: William F Shaughnessy< >
Subject: Re: Where were the Churches in the Famine?
Date: Sat, 07 Feb 1998 21:15:21 EST


On Fri, 6 Feb 98 20:10:37 UT "Robert DAVISON" <>
writes:
>Whilst I am in no way knowledgable on The Famine, I was told that the
>Quakers
>played a great part in famine relief. Did the programme mention the
>expression 'taking the soup' whereby people were encouraged to change
>their
>religion to that of whichever was providing the soup?

No!

> There's no
>connection
>between that and the Quakers so far as I'm aware.
>
>We haven't had the T.V. programme over here yet.
>

I really don't think you will see it. While there was some obvious
bias, the documentary was not complimentary to the Government or the
Landholders.

Bill

>Yours aye
>
>Rob C Davison
>N. Ireland
>
>

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