Duke of Gloucester opens new almshouses in Canterbury

14th July 2016

HRH the Duke of Gloucester opened the new almshouses in St Stephen’s Canterbury for the Sir Roger Manwood Trust on 6 July 2016 and is seen here unveiling a plaque commemorating his visit.

Nicholas Andrews, who is clerk to the trustees of the charity and closely involved with the new building since its inception, introduced the Duke to the other professionals involved in the project.

A reception in the grounds of the almshouses was held afterwards attended by distinguished guests including the Lord Mayor of Canterbury, the Director and Chairman of the Almshouse Association and representatives from local almshouses.

Nicholas, a Senior Legal Adviser at Canterbury-based law firm Furley Page, said the new buildings containing four dwellings replicated the design of original almshouses erected in the 1570s and is thought likely to attract awards.

Nicholas is also Clerk and Receiver to Eastbridge Hospital in Canterbury, an ancient Anglican almshouse foundation, Clerk to the Canterbury Consortium of Almshouses and legal adviser to other almshouse charities in Kent. He is on the Almshouse Association’s panel of recommended legal advisers and lectures on matters of governance at seminars organised by the Association.



Photo caption: His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester is welcomed by Peter Brown, Chairman of the Trustees of Sir Roger Manwood, at the opening of the almshouses.

Furley Page Solicitors

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