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Richmond Northampton Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary

3rd August 2010

Richmond Northampton Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary

Richmond Northampton Residents Mary & Howard Edwards celebrate a fantastic 60th wedding anniversary.

Mary & Howard will be attending coffee morning to celebrate the special day with cake and Champagne for everyone. All residents have been invited and are looking forward to the special occasion. Mary & Howard have expressed no presents please! But What could you possibly buy for a couple after being married for 60 years!

Mary & Howards daughter will be there on the day with the original Wedding photo album and to tell some stories of her parents through the years.

Mary & Howard live in an independent apartment and use the care home for respite as and when needed.   

For further information about Richmond Northampton please speak to our village advisors on 01604 432600

Richmond Northampton Knitted By Nanna's

22nd August 2010

Richmond Northampton Knitted By Nanna's

Richmond Northampton residents are knitting for Age Concern.

For every hat we send to innocent, Age Concern will receive 25p to use for their needs. The residents love making these, they are simple and easy to make with hardly any sewing up to do and are so quick even activities co-coordinator Christopher is making them after learning to knit using a pattern with residents!

If you would like to help please send us you’re knitted hats to –

Christopher Rayatt

Richmond Northampton,
Bridge Meadow Way,
Grange Park,

Telephone: 01604 432635


Please see below for knitted hat pattern or copy and paste the link below –



1. Pop your feet up with a cup of tea.

2. Using double knitting yarn and some small needles, cast on 28 stitches.

3. Knit 2 rows. Then, starting with a knit row, work in stocking stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row, knit 1 row etc) for 12 more rows.

4. For the next row, knit 2 together to the end (14 stitches). And for the row after that, purl 2 together to the end (7 stitches).

5. When you've finished, cut the yarn leaving about 25 cm. Thread the cut end of the yarn through a sewing needle, then run it through the loops and remove the knitting needle (fig. A).

6. Tighten the yarn (fig. B) and sew the little hat together at the side (fig. C). Once finished, turn it right-side out so that the seam you've just sewn runs up the inside.

7. Just to check you're on the right track we reckon when laid out flat, the hat dimensions should be about 5-7cm along the bottom and at least 3cm high.

8. Sew a little bobble onto the top of the hat. If you didn't learn how to make bobbles at school like us, ask at your local wool shop or department store – they'll be able to help you. 1. Relax in your favourite armchair.



Richmond Letcombe Regis hosts Caring with Confidence course

27th August 2010

Richmond Letcombe Regis hosts Caring with Confidence course

"Caring with Confidence" is a programme run by the Oxfordshire Carers' Forum.  The seven week course, hosted by Richmond Letcombe Regis, has enabled people who look after a relative or friend to receive help, support and practical advice as well as the opportunity to share experiences and to meet others in a similar situation.  Carers were also able to bring the person they care for to be looked after in the Village.

After completing the course one of the attendees said: "This programme has given me information that I did not realise existed.  It has given me confidence in my caring role and enabled me to meet a wonderful and supportive group of new friends."

Valerie Thwaites, Project Manager added: "This programme has been of immense value to those in a caring role.  We are delighted that Richmond Villages offered us the opportunity to run our sessions at this beautiful venue."

Richmond Coventry 'weeds' out the competiton to reach the semi-finals

31st August 2010

Richmond Coventry 'weeds' out the competiton to reach the semi-finals

Richmond Coventry has been selected as a semi-finalist from more than 115 entries in the sixth annual Barchester in Bloom gardening competition.

As a green fingered semi-finalist in the 'Best Residents Garden or Project' category of the competition, organised by national care provider Barchester Healthcare, the village has just been visited by the judging panel which is currently touring all the semi-finalists to select the lucky finalists.

Finalists will then attend a prestigious awards ceremony in Birmingham in October where they will meet celebrity gardener Charlie Dimmock and be in with a chance of winning gardening equipment for their care home.

Please keep your 'green fingers' crossed for Richmond Coventry!