Monday, July 18, 2016

Garden Party to Celebrate 250th Anniversary of Addenbrooke's Hospital

Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge  was founded in 1766 on Trumpington Street with £4,500 from the will of Dr John Addenbrooke, a fellow of St Catharine's College. To celebrate this anniversary, Mary, who has worked so hard for Addenbrookes in various roles, and Jeffery Archer invited ACT (Addenbrookes Charitable Trust) to hold an Evening Garden Party at the Old Vicarage, Grantchester. David Robinson, Chairman of ACT, compered the evening.It was wonderful to see the original documents from 1766 among with a book of notes by wounded soldiers from 1917.  There was music from around 1766 by a Baroque group, Keith Day ex-CEO of ACT seen here with the hospital Archivist,  gave an interesting speech about the history of Addenbrookes, and Mary Archer told us the history of the Old Vicarage with lots of amusing anecdotes. Earlier in the day the Archers had celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary with a large lunch party so the final event of the evening was an auction of the beautiful table decoration run by Jeffery with his usual persuasive style.

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