The Priory Village Diary

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

Happy birthday to Vivien Lobham!

24th April 2017

Priory resident Vivien Lobham celebrated her 98th birthday recently, so on behalf of the retirement village we would like to wish her many happy returns! Vivien, along with nearly 20 of her closest friends from The Priory, celebrated over morning coffee. There were…

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Priory resident hosts enamelling talk and workshop

20th January 2017

Early in January Priory resident Gillie Byrom gave us a talk and illustrated show about her recent trip to Japan, which was by invitation to further her teaching experience of making enamelled images on metal. This was a very interesting afternoon, full of…

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Christmas season gets underway at The Priory

12th December 2016

Our Christmas season got off to a cracking start on Tuesday. We lit up the Christmas tree, enjoyed mince pies and mulled wine, then sang our favourite carols. This is just the start, with many more Christmas and New Year events to follow!…

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Art exhibition raises nearly £200 for The Priory

16th November 2016

Approximately five years ago, before Retirement Villages owned The Priory and well before I was here, there was an art and craft exhibition. Shirley Buckley, our Village Manager, suggested that we should think about another this year.   I decided, as I knew nothing…

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The latest news from The Priory

12th October 2016

MP visit: Anne Marie Morris, our local MP, made an informal visit to The Priory recently after Teresa Baverstock, the chairperson of our Residents Association, made contact with her. After enjoying coffee and mixing freely with The Priory’s residents Anne Marie made a…

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Britain in bloom: The Priory raises £2,000 for charity

14th July 2016

Talented horticulturists at The Priory raised over £2,000 for good causes and had a lot of fun in the process, when over 250 visitors flocked to see our stunning gardens. Teresa Baverstock, Ursula Hunt and a number of other residents have spent years…

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First croquet match of the 2016 season

11th April 2016

Despite some slightly chilly conditions, eager residents at The Priory were determined it would not thwart their first croquet match of the season at the start of April. Dressed to fight the elements, these croquet players were captured talking tactics! Here’s to an…

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