Hythe Civic Society marked the anniversary of Lord Wakefield's death in 1941 by laying a simple plaque and some flowers in a short ceremony today, 15 January2023, in Spring Lane Cemetery.
Lord Wakefield first came to Hythe in 1912 and built himself a mansion on Blackhouse Hill that was later called Bassett House. In 1930 he was made a Freeman of Hythe. During WWll Bassett House was used as a hospital.
To find out more about Lord Wakefield's philanthropy either go to Wikipedia or order a copy of the Society's "Hythe Celebrities" publication from the Society's website here: Publications and find out more about other famous persons who had Hythe connections.