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We were delighted to welcome The Mayor, Councillor Wayne Trakas-Lawlor and other local guests, as well as residents, staff and directors, to a special Founder's Day celebration as part of our 570th anniversary year. We held a formal opening of our new History and Archive Room, which holds the charity's archives and is also used to present our history to members of the charity, their family and friends, and other visitors.
Following an earlier visit in March 1975 when she opened the new Elis David Almshouses building, Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra returned to visit us in 2010 to celebrate a major refurbishment. She spoke to every resident, which was much appreciated, and her visit was enjoyed by all.
This was a very special event for us, and the culmination of much planning. We welcomed Simon Wathen, the Master of the Mercers’ Company at the time, and he unveiled the plaque commemorating the founding of the almshouses. He then joined us for a celebratory meal which was enjoyed by all.