Blagdon Village Village Diary

We have always said our residents are our best ambassadors. That’s why we’ve dedicated these pages to the residents of Blagdon Village to fill with news, views and events, in the hope it will give you a genuine insight in village living Retirement Villages’ style.

Christmas is on the horizon

14th December 2017

Christmas is on the horizon and our social programme became busier during November.  We had our Armistice Day sunset ceremony, another performance by our Play Reading Group, the usual pre-Christmas jewellery Show, and a talk by a resident.    Sunset.  Many of our residents attend…

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New social committee and gardens support group

14th November 2017

During October, there was one event over and above our routine activities, a talk, but behind the scenes, much more was happening! We now have a Social Committee and a Gardens Support Group. Talk.  Resident Mike Pettet showed a video to an appreciative…

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September at Blagdon Village

5th October 2017

The highlight of the month was undoubtedly the annual Decade Busters party but we also had a talk on historic social housing.  The Boules season came to an end for the winter and we are on the hunt for some more coach trip…

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August at Blagdon Village

13th September 2017

Despite it being the holiday season, we have still had a lively and interesting month.  The highlight has to be a party thrown for all of Blagdon’s residents by Norman Crane to celebrate his birthday.  We also had two very interesting talks. MRI…

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A Sunny July at Blagdon Village

8th August 2017

Fortunately the weather in July was excellent and so our major event of the month, a putting competition, went ahead as planned. Putting Competition Resident Hugh Edmondson very generously offered to sponsor a putting competition between residents, purchasing a small cup to be…

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We’re Ten!

12th July 2017

Yes, this year is the tenth anniversary of the opening of Blagdon Village! On the 14th March, the first resident Thelma Hobbs moved in and was shortly followed by Valerie Williams on the 17th April 2007.The Clubhouse facilities were formally opened on 23rd…

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Summer Arrives at Blagdon Village

19th June 2017

During May we had four one-off events on the social calendar in addition to the regular events – another jewellery show, a coach outing, an interesting talk by a resident, and a talk come coffee morning from RV Care.   Jewellery Show: We are…

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What happened at Blagdon Village last month?

11th May 2017

We’re well into spring and life in the village is warming up. Last month we had three notable one-off events – the usual Grand National Sweepstake, the AGM, and a revived event – Easter Bonnets. Grand National Sweepstake: The Grand National Sweepstake is a…

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Spring sets in at Blagdon Village

18th April 2017

All the regular activities are now in full swing, winter is long gone and spring is well established.  During the month we had a talk on winemaking, our themed evening in the restaurant had an Irish flavour and we had a talk by…

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Blagdon residents get their own exercise practitioner

30th March 2017

Our residents are staying fit and active in later life thanks to visits from their very own fully qualified exercise practitioner and manual therapist. Richard Bradshaw, who is based in Taunton, has worked with sports stars such as the New Zealand ‘All Blacks’…

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