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Birmingham Hospice Archive: Famous faces over the years

23 November 2023

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This #ThrowbackThursday we’re exploring our #BrumsHospiceArchive to find the many famous faces who have popped into our hospice sites for a visit over the decades.

Whether it’s Princess Diana visiting our Selly Park site all the way back in February 1984 or the local MP Mr Steel-Maitland opening The Taylor Memorial Home back in June 1910, we have a long history of incredible support.  

Some other famous faces include actor Ken Dodd, historian Dr Carl Chinn, and many members of the royal family, including Princess Alexandra who opened Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice in 1979 and the Duchess of Norfolk, who opened the site’s Day Hospice in 1987.  

Below, we share some of the photos from our archives of famous visitors over the years.