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Christopher Powell-Cotton: A Life of Service

Christopher Powell-Cotton: A Life of Service

Christopher Powell-Cotton: A Life of Service

This special exhibition celebrates the life of Christopher Powell-Cotton CMG, MBE, MC (1918- 2006) who, for more than forty years, was Chairman of the Museum, established by his father, Major P H G Powell-Cotton, in 1896. The exhibition has been drawn from the rich family archive at Quex and pays tribute to the rare qualities and lifetime achievements of a well-loved and respected man who contributed so much to local, national and international services.

Archival sources: Diaries, field notes, personal papers, cine film & photographic records of PHG Powell-Cotton and Christopher, Diana & Antoinette Powell-Cotton.


1. In the gardens at Quex, aged four
2. Home from boarding school, aged eleven
3. Awaiting university life, 1938
4. Ugandan Administrator, late1940’s
5. Eightieth birthday portrait
6. For service and bravery- Christopher’s medals: (l-r) CMG, MBE, MC, 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Burma Star, Defence Medal 1939-45, War Medal 1939-45, Queen’s Coronation Medal 1952.


Early Years

School Days

Travels & University

War Service & Early Career

Administrative Service, Uganda

Return to Quex

Community & Final Years


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