Historical Society

PUBLISHED: 16:30 11 December 2006 | UPDATED: 10:03 31 May 2010

At the November meeting the speaker was Hilary Ritchie, Archivist at Addenbrooke s Hospital, who talked to a large group of members and visitors about the history of the hospital and the extensive records it owns. Dr. John Addenbrooke, a former student of

At the November meeting the speaker was Hilary Ritchie, Archivist at Addenbrooke's Hospital, who talked to a large group of members and visitors about the history of the hospital and the extensive records it owns. Dr. John Addenbrooke, a former student of what is now St. Catherine's College, Cambridge, died in 1719, and is buried in the chapel there. In his will he left money for the founding of a hospital for the people of Cambridge. But it wasn't until 1766 that the building opened, after curious delays. Ms. Ritchie ended her talk by asking for help with her oral history project. She would like to hear from anyone who has memories of the hospital, during the years when both sites were in use. She is also hoping to establish a museum, to enhance the archival records. To help, email her at hilary.ritchie@addenbrookes

.nhs.uk

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