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.

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…

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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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Activities back in full swing at Blagdon

20th March 2017

All our regular activities are back in full swing and we also had two enjoyable musical events. But the highlight of the month has to be the achievement of a very significant wedding anniversary… A Platinum Anniversary:  Jean and Jervis Gee reached their Platinum…

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Blagdon residents enjoy a ‘Winter Warmer’

9th February 2017

Following the busy social programme of the festive season all the regular activities continued as usual and we had an extra event to enjoy, a Themed Supper.  The theme was “A Winter Warmer” which was Yorkshire pudding filled with sausages, mash, and onion…

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