Dr Walter Robert Hadwen with Paul Drinkwater
June 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Dr Hadwen was a very remarkable man with strong convictions.
He was invited to Gloucester at the time of the great smallpox epidemic of 1896 to set up a medical practice. He involved himself in many community issues as a local councillor and JP He was an anti vaccinationist, an anti vivisectionist and a vegetarian. Popular with his patients he was viewed with some suspicion by the medical profession which led to his trial and acquittal for the murder of a child under his care.
His legacy includes the Evangelical Church in Southgate Street and the Hadwen Medical Centre in Abbeymead.
The talk will be given by City Guide Paul Drinkwater and will last about 45 mins to an hour.
The following talks are open to all Gloucester Civic Trust members and are held at St John’s Church, Northgate Street, Gloucester.
Talks start at 7.30pm. Admission is free, with a retiring collection to support Gloucester Civic Trust and St John’s Church