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Group Of Brethren, St. Cross

Group Of Brethren, St. Cross

Photographer: Savage, William

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868


Item number: 13

Length: 91

Width: 118

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Photograph

"Brother William Piper... is now in his seventy-ninth year, and has filled the office of Sacristan since A.D 1855. His father was a respectable yeoman farmer in the neighbourhood...

Brother John an admirable Cicerone; and, though he has reached the patriarchal age of eighty-six last birthday, few...would suppose from his elastic step, his upright walk, and his ready memory, that he had reached fourscore...

Brother James King was elected in A.D. 1859. Having been a mason by trade, he has not only taken deep interest in the work of restoration, but has been of valuable service in carrying it forward...

Brother J F Whitebread, the last of the quartet, entered the fraternity at a considerably later period. After being twenty years librarian of the Hampshire Library at Portsmouth, he was most thankful, on the close of that find an asylum at St. Cross."

Text from 'Memorials of the Hospital of St. Cross and Alms House of Noble Poverty'.

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