Commemoration day for Wisbech social reformer Octavia Hill
- Credit: Archant
A commemoration day was held in Wisbech to celebrate the birth of the town’s social reformer Octavia Hill.
A keynote address was given by James Strang, former president of the Chartered Institute of Housing and current chief executive of Parkhead Housing Association in Glasgow. It was titled 'housing in history: learning from Octavia Hill'.
A plaque to Nevil Folkard, who saved the house on the South Brink where Octavia Hill was born, was unveiled in Heroes' Arcade in the museum's garden by Mayor of Wisbech Councillor Michael Hill.
in words and music staged at the town's There was also a concert at St Peter's Church to commemorate the life and work of Octavia Hill.
The event, which had a theme of volunteerism, was led by licensed lay minister Keith Aplin and Peter Clayton, chairman of the Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum Trust.
You may also want to watch:
Members of the Wisbech detachment of the Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force attended and The Clarkson Singers performed songs by Handel and E. MacDowell.
- 1 Five fire crews called to building blaze
- 2 Cheers to that! Businesses reopen as lockdown restrictions ease
- 3 Ladies mark return from lockdown with eight-goal thriller
- 4 'I lived in the woods' - Suspected murder victim reveals five year ordeal
- 5 New offering can help 'encourage more participation in angling'
- 6 BBC drama Casualty storyline to feature pelvic mesh implant scandal
- 7 Runners caught in their 'runderwear' for Three Counties
- 8 All you need to know about the new Vauxhall Mokka
- 9 Five year mystery of what happened to modern day slavery victim
- 10 ‘The Duke of Edinburgh’s security team wouldn’t let him ride our tandem...’