Plaque unveiled to Samuel Tuke

Plaque to Samuel Tuke

On 24 August, at the new student housing development in Lawrence Street (formerly the Lawrence Street Working Mens’ Club, and now renamed Samuel Tuke Apartments)  a plaque was unveiled to the Quaker reformer and mental health pioneer Samuel Tuke, the third member of the Tuke dynasty.

Cathy Waters, Chief Executive of the Retreat, unveiling the Samuel Tuke plaque

The ceremony was attended by representatives from developers S Harrison, and student housing company Empiric.  In recognition that Samuel Tuke was Manager of The Retreat, the Chief Executive and Trustees of The Retreat performed the actual unveiling.