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250th Anniversary of Hopton’s Almshouses

Residents of Hopton's Almshouses have been celebrating the 250th anniversary of the community started in 1752 with a special service at Christ Church Southwark.

Resident Fred Wholey

The charity was started with money left by merchant Charles Hopton who made his will just five days before his death in 1730. The site in Hopton Street was described at the time as "the cheapest, best and most convenient piece of ground that could be had for the building."


Bishop Howard Tripp preached the sermon at the service at Christ Church in Blackfriars Road during which residents each received a posy of flowers made by Southwark College floristry students.

Warden Debra Reis

The Queen Mother visited Hopton's in her 99th year.



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