Anniversary Windows for The Royal Marsden Hospital

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Window Reflects Hospital's Rich History

The striking stained glass window which has pride of place over the Regency staircase at the hospital in Chelsea has been officially dedicated by Head Of Pastoral Care Chris Lee during a special ceremony.

Tessa standing beneath the large windows at The Royal Marsden HospitalThe window was specially designed and crafted by stained and fused glass artist Tessa Verrecchia (pictured here).

Each section reflects a different chapter in the history of the world's oldest cancer hospital, from its foundation by Doctor William Marsden in 1851, to the pioneering work that takes place at the Royal Marsden today.

"I was very proud to create this window for the Royal Marsden," said Tessa. "It was a real inspiration to delve deeper into the hospital's history and discover so much about William Marsden's life."

The six panes of the Royal Marsden windowsTessa spent four months designing and constructing the panels, with the help of carpenter Peter Cassell and Terry Lankester, who leaded the windows.

The Royal Marsden windows in the stairwellThe Friends Of The Royal Marsden, Chelsea, generously funded the project to mark the hospital's 150th anniversary last year.

See the panels in detail, with descriptions.