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St Andrew, High Street, Soham

History of St Andrew, Soham

Listed building on Heritage at Risk Register

The graveyard is the site of the burial of Susannah Vassa, wife of Equiano. She died 21st February 1796 and her grave was marked: ‘Susannah Vassa, Wife of Gustavus the African, aged 34 years.’

Their two children, Anna Maria b 1793, and Joanna b 1795, were both baptised at St Andrews.

Gustavus died in 1797 at the age of 52 in Paddington, but the whereabouts of his burial are unknown. His daughter Anna Maria died in 1797 a few months later. She is buried in St Andrews, Chesterton, Cambridge.

Also see:

Hospital Sunday Soham 1907 (MoC400.63)

Hospital Sunday 1907 Soham (MoCPB184/83)

Hospital Sunday Soham 1907 (MoC398/63)

Photo shows United Brethren Friendly Society, Hospital Fund, and Hearts banners.

Hospital Day Soham 1909

This photo appears to have been taken outside St Andrew’s Church. It was one of the highlights of the year, an occasion when money was raised for Addenbrookes Hospital.

Hospital Sunday Soham 1914 (MoC)


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