the men who said no
 

CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION IN
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POST PRISON RECOVERY
 

Many conscientious objectors came from walks of life and occupations whose members were unused to the harsh physical conditions of prison life. Hard physical work, isolation, poor and inadequate food took severe toll on their physical and mental health. During the war and after, supporters aimed to provide time and space for recuperation. Edith Ellis gave over her house at the end of the war for recuperating COs. Ada and Alfred Salter bought Fairby Grange in Kent as a convalescent home which came to be much used by conscientious objectors recovering from grim years in prison.The illustration below is from a magazine COs produced there while recovering.Later Dr Salter gave Fairby Grange to the borough of Bermondsey as a home for mothers and children after childbirth and illness.
Around the country groups organised a variety of support functions.

 

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