Wychwoods Local History Society Evening Talk

Speaker: Peter Wilkinson

Subject: English Almshouses (Ancient & Modern)

Our November evening talk took place in the Village Hall on November 9th

The talk traced how monasteries giving alms and hospitality led to Almshouses as we know them today. It looked at the range of Almshouse buildings in type and scale. And it explained how The Almshouse Association is helping Almshouse managers to adapt and develop their resources to meet present day needs for affordable housing. It included reminders of things members thought they knew, a few surprises and a smattering of awful jokes.

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Peter Wilkinson was a Chartered Building Surveyor in his working life. Formerly a partner of Sidleys Chartered Surveyors based in Oxford, he specialised on projects requiring building pathology.

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