Castle Village Diary

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

Castle Village residents ‘Strike a pose’

11th October 2018

Residents at Castle Village recently found themselves in front of the camera for a fantastic fashion shoot! Fashion photographer Thurstan Redding paid a visit to the village to take some photographs of the charismatic residents for an article in M Le Magazine du…

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Ballet night at Castle Village

2nd May 2018

David Corke, a resident at Castle Village organised a fantastic opera night for fellow residents on Saturday 21st April. The evening started with champagne & canapés followed by a viewing on the large projector screen of Swan Lake. Following the popular ballet film,…

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A Burns Night celebration

1st February 2018

Written by resident Brenda Walker Another successful Burns Supper was enjoyed by some 47 guests on Robert Burns actual birthday of 25th January. It is not always possible to celebrate on the actual day but this year it worked out to be so….

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Christmas performance from Castle Village Choir

20th December 2016

The restaurant was full as members of the Castle Village choir made their way to their places and Leslie Sayers led them into the first carol. The audience joined in a little tentatively at first but, when encouraged by Leslie, grew louder as…

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Opera evening

31st October 2016

Forty of us enjoyed a lovely evening on 05 October. We started with a glass of champagne in the hall, with the men looking smart in their best suits and dinner jackets, and the ladies in a splendid array of ‘posh frocks’. After…

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Eva’s birthday party

19th May 2016

On Thursday 12th May we gathered in the Ballroom and Conservatory to celebrate the 100th birthday of resident Eva Lewis. Here’s a quick run down of the action packed day:   Eva arrived on the pillion of a Harley Davidson  [see photographs below]…

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Castle Village on Channel 4’s Dispatches

14th July 2015

Last night, our wonderful Hertfordshire based Castle Village featured in Channel 4’s award-winning current affairs program, Dispatches. The purpose of the show was to investigate loneliness and vulnerability within the elderly population and to see whether the retiring generation can rely on the…

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Castle Village in the television spotlight.

10th July 2015

In June, our very own Castle Village was in the filming spotlight, when producers and cameramen  arrived at the village to capture the vibrant, sociable and happy environment it offers its residents. The filming was for Channel 4’s Dispatches programme, where the episode…

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Burns Supper

2nd February 2015

The Haggis was carried in on a silver platter and placed before the able Scots lady Edna Downes, who addressed it with grit and aplomb, following with a toast of mulled wine to the tasty beast. Subsequently seated in the dining room with…

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Marquee Week 2014

31st July 2014

This year there was a crowd of around 100 at the Monday Welcome Party, who all enjoyed a drink or two. Una’s in house catering team provided a feast of excellent snacks. We also enjoyed a good chat and a great performance by…

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Fishy business

17th December 2013

When the Castle Village lake was drained recently to allow repair of the leaks, a total of 77 fish were removed for safekeeping while the lining is renewed/replaced. n This is double the number removed on a previous occasion. It appears the lake…

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What an exhibition!

6th December 2013

Contribution from resident David Cawley n A recent display of landscape paintings by resident Olive Walker was even better than we expected. How can one person be so hugely talented? n It was almost impossible to choose a favourite, but fortunately we managed…

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