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- Age: 181 years
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Octavia Hill's Birthplace House 7 South Brink Wisbech Cambridgeshire PE13 1JB
Octavia Hill was born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire in 1838, the eighth daughter of James Hill, a prosperous corn merchant and former banker. James was a follower of Robert Owen; he established the town's first newspaper, "The Star in the East", to propagate Owens' ideas. It was dedicated to telling "The Truth, the whole Truth and nothing but the Truth". It attacked corruption and self-interest groups...
In 1994, the Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum Trust (registered charity no.1018947) purchased part of the house, opening a museum that is entirely run by volunteers. It attracts visitors from all over the world.
Registration numbers: 1018947 (W)