The Beginnings of the Plymouth Bahá'í Community
The first Bahá'í to talk about the Faith in Plymouth was Lois Gregory (now Lambert), who was asked by the then Headmaster of Devonport High School for Boys, to give a talk on the Faith to the senior boys. This happened in 1963/64.
Miss Angela Anderson moved to Plymouth in early 1969, after a short stay in Golant near Fowey in Cornwall. As far as we know, she was the first Bahá'í to actually live and teach the Faith in Plymouth. She was very active and organised many meetings at the YWCA, at a hall in Mutley Plain and in meeting rooms adjacent to Bretonside bus station. Angela pioneered to Tanzania, East Africa in 1973/74, but become very ill and returned to England where she died in 1976 and is buried in Dorking, Surrey. She wrote a book about her life called "The Valley of Search"
The first Plymouth Local Spiritual Assembly was formed in 1973, the members being:-
- Mr and Mrs Manny Rock
- Mr Oscar Quero
- Mrs Joan Garside
- Miss Sabetteh Sadeghian
- Mrs Mokhtari
- Mr Zaim Mostafanejad
- Mrs Rahimi
- Miss Sherri Rahimi