Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Remembering Hutchings, 2014
Some pictures from the memorial service that was held for Revd Robert Sparke Hutchings at the Protestant Cemetery in Northam Road, George Town, at the break of dawn this morning, marking the 198th anniversary of the founding of the Penang Free School in 1816.
While Reverend Hutchings is the founder of the Penang Free School, he is also regarded as one of the prime movers of the establishment of the Church of St George the Martyr. He died in 1827 at the age of 45 and was buried in this cemetery.
This morning's memorial service was attended by 19 of the school's prefects and students, four teachers, two members of the St George's Church and myself in my personal capacity, although I'm from The Old Frees' Association, and led by the Revd Ho Kong Eng (who also happen to be an Old Free.)