Thomas Seckford: Life and Legacy.



When Master Thomas Seckford died in 1587 he was known as a distinguished judge and a loyal servant to Queen Elizabeth 1. He could so easily have faded from history as one of those people whose name only matters to serious scholars of history’s hidden corners! But Seckford left behind him a legacy which not only ensures his name is known and revered, but to this day he continues to improve the lives of people he could never have imagined being in his debt. He provided money for an Almshouse in Woodbridge, Suffolk which was to endure and grow until it encompassed a School, Library, Hospital and many other things which enrich the lives of the townspeople to this day. Wherever you look his legacy remains and his desire to leave good works behind him has been triumphantly achieved.