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Charles Cheers Wakefield (Lord Wakefield of Hythe)

Monday the 15th January 2024, marked the anniversary of the death in 1941 of Charles Cheers Wakefield (1st Viscount Wakefield, and Lord Wakefield of Hythe). Out of respect for his great contribution to Hythe over his nearly 30 years of residency and active local work, Paul Naylor (Chair of the Society) accompanied by past-chairman Crispin Davies attended his grave, at the Spring Lane Cemetery, where he is buried together with his wife, Sara.

You can read a full history of his life from the link below.  It is part of an excellent website devoted to the history of ‘Toc H’ (short for Talbot House) a WW1 soldiers club located in Poperinge, Belgium. Wakefield was a friend of Tubby Clayton, the founder of Toc H and became a keen supporter and funder. The building is now a museum and is run by the Toc H charity, of which the website creator and author, Steve Smith, has been associated for over 25 years.

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