Sunday, 1 February 2009

Thursday February 1, 1894

Attended meeting of Jubilee Almshouses Trustees at 10.30

William Christie, Astronomer Royal

Rebekah Higgitt says.....
Christie's archives at Cambridge suggest that he was involved with a range of charitable work. This seems to have come with the job, as he replaced the previous Astronomer Royal, George Airy, as a Trustee of the Jubilee Almshouses in 1891. The Jubliee Almshouses were built in Greenwich in 1809 (the name celebrates George III's jubilee) and the Jubilee Trust Almshouses still exist.

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