The 466th View Day

12 May 2016

On Wednesday 11th May, guests from across the City joined staff from Barts Health NHS Trust and our charity for the 466th View Day.

 

Lord Mayor outside St Bartholomew the Great

View Day is an opportunity for Barts Charity and its supporters, alongside the Trust, to join together to reflect on the amazing history tied to our hospitals – particularly that of St Bartholomew’s, which dates back as far as 1123.

It’s also a time to reflect on achievements of the past year, the extraordinary work that takes place every day to help our patients, and what the future holds.

View Day was first held in 1551 and remarkably has never been cancelled, despite two world wars! Its roots lie in the strong connection between St Bartholomew’s and the city.

Those who joined us for this year’s historic event included strong representation from the City of London led by the Lord Mayor, Lord Jeffrey Mountevans; the Lady Mayoress, Lady Juliet Mountevans; and Sheriffs of the City of London as well as many Masters and Clerks of the City’s Livery companies.

Would you like to know more about the history of View Day and what it means today? Please download our dedicated View Day brochure below.

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