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  • Writer's pictureMrs Helen Hughes (May 1941)

1923: Sir Henry Holloway

In August 1923 Sir Henry Holloway went Home after a short illness and Wesley House lost one of its best friends. He gave generously to the Building Fund and on the Committee his practical advice was invaluable. He grudged no time or thought for the many problems connected with the new building. He conducted the negotiations with the Master and Fellows of Jesus College for the purchase of the site in Jesus Lane. It is doubtful whether this could have been done so successfully without him. His cheerful spirit and ready sympathy were an inspiration to those who turned to him for guidance.

At the first Trustees' meeting after the death of St Henry Holloway, when a standing vote had recorded their sense of great loss, the Rt Hon T.R. Ferens was invited to become Treasurer in his place, with Mr Harold Payne (who was elected to the vacant trusteeship) as Deputy Treasurer.


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