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400th anniversary of Dulwich College

On Monday 24th June many of our residents, along with our scheme manager, went to St Pauls Cathedral to join the thanksgiving service to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Dulwich College.

The College and the Dulwich Almshouse Charity share the same founder - Edward Alleyn - who established the almshouse a few years earlier than the College, in 1616.

The staff of the College and the Cathedral were very attentive to the needs of the residents.

The Cathedral was a beautiful cool haven on what was a hot and sticky day outside.

There followed a moving service, including an inspiring address by Sir David Cannadine.

It was one of a series of 400th celebrations being held by the organisations established by Edward Alleyn when he set up the Dulwich Estate charity in 1619.

This is a very special year to be a resident at the Dulwich Almshouse Charity.