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.

The Priory residents enjoy a busy March

5th April 2018

The residents at The Priory have had a wonderful March despite the wintry weather. In fact they really made the most of it! The recent heavy snow inspired resident Gillie, to make a wonderful snow statute of Queen Victoria, who was not amused…

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A special Remembrance Service

20th November 2017

The Priory held a Remembrance Service on Saturday 11th November. A number of residents at this village have military backgrounds and many lost relatives in the two World Wars. To commemorate such a day, each resident made a poppy which were then used to…

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The Priory plays host to historic naval exhibition

14th August 2017

Two residents of The Priory at Abbotskerswell will be featured in a special touring exhibition focusing on 60 years of naval training at Dartmouth. Lt Cdr Ian Pearson and Cdr Joe Young both served in the Royal Navy and now currently live at…

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Generous Priory residents raise £300 for ShelterBox

25th May 2017

An afternoon tea at The Priory, attended by approximately 30 residents, has raised £300 for ShelterBox, which provides vital aid and shelter to victims of disasters around the world. Tim Hedges, the son of one of our residents and an employee of ShelterBox,…

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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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