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The Richmond Village Vintage Tea Shop

1st August 2014

As part of the events throughout August marking the start of
World War I and celebrating the British spirit of World War II, Richmond
Nantwich will be recreating a vintage tea shop in its main Reception area.

Featuring the sights, sounds and tastes of the World
Wars, the tea shop will be officially opened at the Village by Nantwich Town
Mayor Christine Farrall together with Crewe & Nantwich Branch The Royal British Legion Vice-Chairman, and Chairman elect for Cheshire Phil Dean on Friday 1st August at 10.30am. It will
then be open every day throughout August from 10.30am to 3.30pm serving
homemade cakes and refreshing drinks.  

If you would like to visit please telephone Nicola Or Alison on 01270 629080.


Richmond Nantwich wins 1st Prize with Vintage Tearoom

1st August 2014

Richmond Nantwich wins 1st Prize with Vintage Tearoom

The Reception at Richmond Village Nantwich has recently
undergone an amazing transformation after two members of staff visited a
vintage tea shop on the Isle of Wight.

Residents and visitors are now greeted by the sights, sounds
and tastes of the World Wars in their own vintage tearoom, set up in the Village’s
Reception. Mayor of Nantwich, Christine Farrall together with Mr Phil Card of the
Nantwich branch of The Royal British Legion, officially opened the tearoom
which will stay open for the whole of August as part of the Village’s events to
mark the great British Spirit during the two World Wars.

Village Manager Lyne Griffin said “We are delighted that
Cllr Farrall was able to join us; we are very grateful for her support and we would
also like to thank Olwyn Payton from Sainsbury’s for the beautiful bouquet they
presented.”

Village Advisor Nicola Tooke added “We would also like to
thank Phil Card from the Nantwich branch of the Royal British Legion which does
such fabulous work for both past and present servicemen and women. The tearoom is
already proving to be popular; indeed we attended the recent Nantwich Show and
set out our marquee as a vintage tearoom as well. After serving drinks and
homemade cake to over 300 people it was lovely to learn that we had won 1st
prize for the best small non-agricultural stand at the show”

Hospitality Manager Debbie Mercandelli went on to add “We
were so surprised and happy after all our hard work that we hugged the judges!”


Therapy Pony visits Richmond Northampton

7th August 2014

Therapy Pony visits Richmond Northampton

Therapy Pony Visits Richmond Northampton

On Thursday 4th August we had a visit from a Therapy Pony called "Magic".  Magic is specially trained to visit Care Homes and Hospitals to give animal therapy to everyone he meets.

Magic arrived in Reception and then went into the lift to our Care Home and visited everyone in either their rooms or in groups in the lounges.

The reaction we got from the residents was amazing. A resident said "that it made his week
and is family would never believe him when he tells them there was a pony in his room".

Magic then came back down to the reception area and greeted all our Village residents before
heading home.

 


The Richmond Northampton Flag goes on holiday.

12th August 2014

The Richmond Northampton Flag goes on holiday.

Residents and staff are encouraged to take the Richmond Northampton flag with them on holiday and have their picture taken with the flag.


The flag can only be taken by a resident or member of staff and must be returned safely with photographic evidence.  Once the flag has been on its travels over the next couple of months we will get a map of the world and pin on the map so we know where the holiday flag has been.


The flag is currently on holiday in Ibiza with Village Manager Paul Bundyford

 


Wedding at Richmond Bede Village

12th August 2014

Wedding at Richmond Bede Village

Anthony Booth, a retired Executive Engineer at BT and Margaret Gomme, a former laboratory
technician, 73 and 74 respectively, met at Richmond Bede Retirement Village some years ago, and have since decided to ‘tie the knot’ next Tuesday 12th August 2014.

The wedding is at 2pm, Tuesday 12th of August at the Methodist Church, Mill Street, Bedworth. Followed by the Wedding Reception at Richmond Bede Retirement Village from 3.30pm. 

Louise Smith, Activities Manager said “Most people come to the village because they want to be with people of similar interests and situations. They probably don’t come to find romance, but there’s always that potential!”

The happy couple have requested 'No presents, just your presence!'


Wedding at Richmond Bede Village

16th August 2014

Wedding at Richmond Bede Village

The marriage of Anthony Booth and Margaret Gomme, both residents at Richmond Bede Village, Bedworth.

Love has blossomed between two widowers in their mid-70s, who met at a retirement complex and are now husband and wife.

Tony Booth and Margaret Gomme tied the knot in a wedding ceremony on Tuesday at Bedworth Methodist Church – with both declaring: “We could not be happier.”

Their joy was shared by family and friends, plus fellow residents and staff of Richmond Bede Village, where the wheelchair-using couple unexpectedly found romance

“We knew each other to speak to and one day I noticed that Margaret seemed a bit upset so I consoled her. Something then clicked between us,” said Tony, a 73-year-old retired executive engineer with BT. “That was only last October but our friendship just grew from there.

“I now count myself very lucky to have been given a second chance of finding love.”

Tony, who originally hails from Derbyshire, moved to Bede Village eight years ago with his disabled wife Lillian. They were married for 49 years and 10 months before she died in in 2011.

He says that being in a relationship again “feels wonderful” and has given him a new lease of life.

“At first I thought I was having a brainstorm and now people just think we are both crackers,” he added. “It was Margaret’s idea to get married and I agreed straightaway. I had actually been trying to pluck up the courage to pop the question myself.”

The marriage of Anthony Booth and Margaret Gomme, both residents at Richmond Bede Village, Bedworth.

Born in Hertfordshire, Margaret was wed for 39 years to accountant Keith, who sadly died in 2002. She lived for a while on her own in South Staffordshire and with one of her three daughters in Napton before taking up residence at Bede.

“I never thought I would fall in love again,” said the 74-year-old grandmother of three boys and two girls. “But it just seems so right. Tony makes me laugh and everyone has said how pleased they are for me.”

The proud couple, who both suffer from MS, sat side-by-side in their wheelchairs to exchange wedding vows at a service conducted by the Rev Carol Foyn. Margaret was “given away” by daughters Carol, Frances and Deborah, while Tony’s cousin Jane Weston acted as his “best man”.

A champagne reception took place in a marquee at Bede Village. Activities manager Louise Smith said: “This is the first marriage we’ve had between two people living here and it’s been lovely.”

Story courtesy of the Coventry Telegraph

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Richmond Holiday Flag

27th August 2014

Richmond Holiday Flag

Residents and staff are encouraged to take the Richmond Northampton flag with them on holiday and have their picture taken with the flag.

The flag can only be taken by a resident or member of staff and must be returned safely with photographic evidence.  Once the flag has been on its travels over the next couple of months we will get a map of the world and pin on the map so we know where the holiday flag has been.

The flag is currently on Holiday in Sunny Sardinia with Claire Fry Richmond Village Advisor


The Richmond Witney Newsletter

31st August 2014

The Richmond Witney Newsletter

Want to find out the latest news about Richmond Witney?  Then download the PDF of Issue 1 of the Richmond Witney Newsletter