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Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Morant Anniversary.

Morant Commemorations Fifty Years Ago


From the Society’s Annual Report 1966: “The work of the Revd. Philip Morant, M.A., F.S.A., was further remembered by the events of Tuesday, 15th March, 1966, when, at Aldham Church, The Patron of the Society [Sir John Ruggles-Brise] unveiled a memorial tablet in Stone, commemorating the removal of the tombstone of the historian and his wife from the older churchyard to the sanctuary of the present church. At St. Mary-at-the-Walls Church, Colchester [now Colchester Arts Centre] Sir John Ruggles-Brise, unveiled a carved memorial tablet of oak; this tablet, bearing the arms of Morant, is placed in the tower entrance. The Rt. Revd. Dr. Roderic Coote, Bishop of Colchester, Vice-President of the Society, dedicated the tablets. The Revd. C. Philip Gilman, Rector of Aldham, and the Revd. Ralph Stevens, Rector of St. Mary-at-the-Walls, conducted the services in their respective parishes. The Orders of Service [now available in digital format] included a biography of Morant written by the Hon. Secretary [John Appleby].”

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