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Hidden Places at Pembroke: the Vestry

There are some places in Pembroke that most of our members and visitors won't usually see. One of these is known best to the Choirs of Pembroke: the Vestry. The vestry is a small room by the Chapel, accessed by the same easily-overlooked door that leads to the organ loft. Here the Choir get ready for services, store their robes, and of course make cups of tea. The vestry has…

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Sir Robert Hitcham’s Almshouse Charity Trustees Visit

In the same will in which he left Framlingham Castle to Pembroke, Sir Robert Hitcham requested the building of a row of 12 almshouses in the town. These almshouses still stand and are in active use today as supported accommodation for local people who are elderly or infirm.  A Fellow of Pembroke is always among the trustees of the Sir Robert Hitcham Almshouse Charity.  Many of the other trustees visited Pembroke for the first time this month, and were given a tour of the College. They were also able to view historical documents relating to Framlingham. Following their arrival the Trustees were taken on a tour of the library by…

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Exploring Wilkie Collins’ Writing Desk

Wilkie Collins’ writing desk was kindly gifted to Pembroke by Rosemary Watt on 9th May 2017.  Graduate student Joseph Ashmore (2009) explored its story with the guidance of Librarian Patricia…

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