There was extra significance to the occasion as residents of the Trinity Hospital in Castle Rising donned their traditional scarlet cloaks and Welsh-style hats for the Founder’s Day celebration at the weekend.
For this year’s event, which was held on Saturday, marked the 400th anniversary of the endowment of the hospital by Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton, in 1614.
His descendant, Lord Howard, who is the current chairman of the board of trustees, joined residents and supporters for the customary church service and roast turkey lunch.
Richard Waite, clerk to the trustees, said only one of the trustees had been forced to miss the event, adding: “We had a very full turn-out, which is really good.”
A new resident, Katherine Bailey, was also read in during the celebration.
Mr Waite said that further special celebratory events were planned, including a reception which is likely to take place at around this time next year.
Joining Mr Waite in the picture are, from left, residents Anne Staley, Heather Scott, Vicky Jackson and the oldest resident, Dorothy Moon.
Photo: PAUL TIBBS MLNF14PT02233