TK Maxx donate to Lime Tree Village

30th March 2020

In these unprecedented times, community spirit is more prevalent than ever, which was highlighted perfectly at Lime Tree Village last week. Residents at the community in Dunchurch said a huge thank you to TK MAXX in Rugby for the kind donation of dry…

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Restaurant takeaway’s a big hit at Charters Village

30th March 2020

It might be challenging times but for residents like Keith Richardson at Charters Village it’s a chance to enjoy a bit of our home-cooked food in the comfort of his own apartment. Instead of the delights of the village restaurant, the Coronavirus lockdown…

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January and February village news from Blagdon

20th March 2020

January and February can often be regarded as ‘hibernation’ months when people stay indoors for most of the time in order to keep warm and dry, and perhaps to recover from the exertions and excesses of the Festive Season. That is, unless there…

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Elmbridge Village set to enter Britain in Bloom

18th March 2020

Pictured is Marilyn, chairman of the allotment association and member of the resident ‘Bloom’ team. Everything will be blooming marvellous at Elmbridge Village in Cranleigh this year, as they prepare to enter the annual RHS competition Britain in Bloom. Residents are dusting off…

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Avonpark residents enjoy fish and chip Friday’s

17th March 2020

Tradition says we should eat fish on a Friday and now the residents at Avonpark Village in Limpley Stoke can do just that. Once a month at Friday lunch time residents can pop into the Alexander Hall Bistro to enjoy a delicious fish…

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Residents at Cedars Village celebrate British Pie Week

9th March 2020

Cedars residents took advantage of British Pie Week (2-8 March) enjoying a mouth-watering selection of pies all cooked up by the village chef and team. According to Jus-Rol who came up with the celebratory day, around 75% of us enjoy a pie at…

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New minibus tours at Avonpark Village

17th February 2020

Avonpark Village residents are really enjoying the chance to get out to see some local attractions, thanks to the new weekly tour days suggested by the dedicated village minibus driver, Michael Leat. Michael has been driving for the village for just over a…

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A romantic evening at Elmbridge Village

17th February 2020

A wonderfully romantic evening was had by all that attended the Valentines supper at Elmbridge Village in Cranleigh! The talented village chef Mandy Dodkin created a tempting menu of ‘sweetheart salmon’, followed by ‘luscious lamb pie’ with ‘precious pancake bake’ for dessert. The…

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Thamesfield residents welcomed MP Theresa May

10th February 2020

Residents at Thamesfield were pleased to welcome Rt Hon Theresa May MP into the retirement village last week. This was not Mrs May’s first visit to the village – she had been previously when she was Home Secretary, when she spoke to residents…

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OxSAR Chairman visits Thamesfield village

7th February 2020

Last week the residents at Thamesfield retirement village were delighted to have a visit from David Woodgate the Chairman of OxSAR (Oxfordshire Lowland Search and Rescue). OxSAR were the nominated charity for 2019 at Thamesfield and residents were thrilled to present him with…

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Tom Lee joins the Debden Grange team

31st January 2020

We are pleased to welcome Tom Lee to the management team at our new village at Debden Grange. Tom takes on the role of Assistant Village Manager and will work alongside Fritha Jaine to ensure that residents will enjoy a rewarding retirement lifestyle…

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Fun and new games at Avonpark retirement village

27th January 2020

Towards the end of last year, the residents at Avonpark village started up a board games afternoon every Tuesday, which is proving to be very popular. This afternoon is a great way for residents to socialise and perhaps try something new. The main…

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Christmas at Blagdon Village

9th January 2020

December 2019 proved to be one of the best Festive Seasons we have enjoyed at Bladon Village with four well attended events.  We had an afternoon of carols, our usual Christmas party, Christmas Day lunch and finally a New Year’s Eve party. A…

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Avonpark’s Christmas Party

3rd January 2020

The residents at Avonpark Village thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas Party with extended family! Joined by Mrs Alabaster’s family and grandchildren, who brought along some of their friends to sing Christmas carols and give Christmas readings, everyone felt very festive. A delicious buffet and…

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Keeping Fit for a Good Cause at Lime Tree Village

3rd January 2020

Every Thursday morning active residents from Lime Tree Village meet to keep fit. Organised by resident Sue Lowndes, ladies are welcome to join in with a Rosemary Conley video tape for an hour of gentle exercise, in Cawston House. Inspired by the work…

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Thamesfield Village hosts a Living Advent Calendar ‘surprise’

20th December 2019

Residents at Thamesfield retirement village in Henley-on-Thames became a real part of Christmas this December when they joined the town’s living advent calendar. Hiding the ‘surprise’ behind door number 18, the village staff and event sponsors, worked hard to organise the entertainment, whilst…

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The Christmas decorations are up at Lime Tree Village in Dunchurch!

13th December 2019

The residents at Lime Tree Village are firmly in the festive spirit after they adorned Cawston House with some beautiful Christmas decorations. In a coordinated effort between the Retirement Villages team and the residents, there were many boxes of decorations to use, everywhere…

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Mayford Grange enjoy a sumptuous Christmas Supper

13th December 2019

Festivities at Mayford Grange are well underway with residents enjoying a scrumptious five course Christmas supper this week! Guests were welcomed into the lounge with Prosecco and assorted canapés. The mouth-watering menu consisted of a choice of starters; Roasted celeriac soup with roasted…

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Residents at Thamesfield Village are already in the festive swing!

12th December 2019

On Sunday 8th December residents and their families enjoyed the village’s annual and greatly anticipated, Christmas Party. On arrival everyone was greeted by staff and were given a glass of bubbles before making their way into the beautifully decorated Dining Room and Lounge….

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Local MP Jeremy Wright drops in for coffee

11th December 2019

Local MP Jeremy Wright popped into one of our coffee mornings last week. The former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport chatted about the local Broadband service, the NHS and social care provision, as well as the inevitable topic of ‘life…

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Village manager appointed at Debden Grange

2nd December 2019

Retirement Villages are pleased to welcome Fritha Jaine as the new village manager at Debden Grange. With a background in hospitality and the management of student accommodation at a variety of universities, Fritha is passionate about providing the best possible customer service. We…

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Village calendar will boost charity coffers

27th November 2019

Residents at Elmbridge Village have used their stunning village backdrop as the subject matter for their 2020 charity calendar. The calendar has pages from January to December dedicated to everything from the famous allotment robin, to a boules match, there’s even a sunset…

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Retirement Villages sponsor Cranleigh Christmas Lights Event

21st November 2019

Last Saturday many local families celebrated the annual Cranleigh Christmas Lights switch-on event in Cranleigh village. Mayor of Waverley Cllr Mary Foryszewski joined Father Christmas on stage to switch on the lights, to the delight of the gathered crowds. The centre piece of…

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October at Blagdon Village

21st November 2019

Our routine activities were in full swing again! We were entertained with a talk, we had a Saturday evening singalong, there was another of the now regular ‘Musical Memories’ afternoons, and there was a major change to the provision of food at the…

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Poppy of Honour Memorial Visits Avonpark

15th November 2019

This year the residents at Avonpark in Limpley Stoke, Wiltshire welcomed the impressive Poppy of Honour to the village, providing residents and their families with the chance to remember those who fought in the First World War. This beautiful and fitting tribute was…

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Poppy of Honour Memorial Visits Gittisham Hill Park

12th November 2019

This Remembrance Day the residents at Gittisham Hill Park in Honiton received a visit from a very special ‘guest’. The Poppy of Honour arrived at the village on Monday 11th November providing residents and their families with the chance to remember those who…

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Lime Tree Village residents ‘Remember Together’

11th November 2019

Part of the annual activities for Remembrance Sunday at Lime Tree Village includes the distribution of poppies for the Royal British Legion. Residents David and Carol Noyce have been distributing poppies at the village for the last six years. This year will be…

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Annual Art Exhibition at Cedars Village, Chorleywood

4th November 2019

Cedars Village recently held their Annual Art Exhibition in the beautiful Ballroom. Work was displayed by the residents who take part in the Art Group on Monday mornings. They not only exhibit their stunning artwork but also cards and framed pictures. It’s a…

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Bubble bubble, toil and dinner!

1st November 2019

Charters Village celebrated Halloween this year with a delicious fish and chips supper. Village residents came dressed to scare, and impress, for the evening. With a glass of fizz to get the evening started, everyone that attended had a thoroughly ghoulish time!…

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A little black magic at Avonpark!

1st November 2019

They say Halloween can be a bit scary but for a little black cat in Wiltshire, it was a very lucky day! Residents at Avonpark Village have been looking after a stray black cat, who they named George, for the last few years….

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A Ghostly Gathering at Roseland Parc in Cornwall

1st November 2019

Residents at Roseland Parc in Tregony enjoyed a special supper yesterday evening to mark Halloween 2019. The restaurant team decorated the tables and bar area where the residents enjoyed a delicious supper of Escalope of Pork followed by some ghostly shortbread. Twenty-two residents…

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Back to school for Elmbridge retirement village

18th October 2019

Inspired by Channel 4s ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’, Longacre School in Shamley Green has struck up a similar partnership with some of its own ‘senior’ neighbours. Elmbridge Village now hosts a weekly lesson for pre-prep students in its main clubhouse….

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Making good progress at Gradwell Park, South Chailey

11th October 2019

Our latest development Gradwell Park in South Chailey, East Sussex is really beginning to take shape. The first cottages have roofs and the apartment buildings along with the clubhouse are all well underway. This exciting development is due to be officially launched in…

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A Summer Round Up at Blagdon Village

11th October 2019

A summer round up at Blagdon Village Since the end of May we have had four talks and three more afternoons of Musical Memories.  We also had our Summer Party, a Diamond Wedding celebration, the Last Night of the Proms and the Decade…

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Mayford Grange celebrates milestone anniversary

4th October 2019

Mayford Grange celebrated a milestone anniversary this September – the village is now 10 years old! Residents and guests enjoyed a delicious lunch and special celebration cake, laid on by the fantastic village chef. For all the details about this enjoyable day you…

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September news from Elmbridge Village in Cranleigh, Surrey

27th September 2019

Residents ‘jazz it up’ in September Elmbridge resident Bob Horn, who has been at the village just over 3 years, regularly presents a music night at his local U3A club to the delight of his club friends. So, when a fellow Elmbridge resident…

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Elmbridge Village Sponsors Local Seniors Golf Tournament

22nd September 2019

Getting into the Swing of it! This September Elmbridge Village, was proud to sponsor an exciting tournament at Bramley Golf Club, which is located next door to the village. Up for grabs were vouchers to spend on golf equipment at the on-site Pro…

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Cedars Resident celebrates 100th birthday!

20th September 2019

It’s not everyday you get a birthday card from the Queen – only when you reach 100 years! Delighted recipient, Blanche Redwood, celebrated her 100th birthday at Cedars Village in Chorelywood,joined by family and fellow residents.   There was a beautiful birthday cake, balloons and lots of cards from…

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Avonpark is an age exclusive retirement for over 55s

10th September 2019

22 Deanery Walk, Avonpark Set in 15 acres of landscaped grounds overlooking the Avon Valley and just six miles from popular spa town of Bath, is this brand-new two bedroomed apartment with superb valley views. Avonpark has a wide range of retirement property…

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A weekend in the life of a Cedars’ Village resident

2nd September 2019

If you thought that a retirement village wasn’t a place where you could soak up an active social life, then your opinion is about to completely change. Here’s what happened at Cedars Village during the August bank holiday… Croquet competition and the champions…

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We meet Moat Park’s newly appointed gardener!

28th August 2019

From a student job in a garden centre to a full-time post at luxury retirement village, Moat Park, – meet 25-year-old Tom Hagger!   As well as tending to the grounds at the village, Tom has also set up a Garden Club for residents!  …

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Summer fun at Cedars Retirement Village!

16th August 2019

The community atmosphere coupled with a vibrant social calendar, makes Cedars Village an enviable place to be in the summer. Garden Party Cedars staff and residents recently enjoyed a summer garden party. Attendees enjoyed a glorious spread of food and drinks in between…

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Moat Park a vibrant retirement village

24th June 2019

New Build, 7 Meadow View, Moat Park – £475,000 Downsizing doesn’t have to mean compromising the quality of lifestyle. The new cottages at Meadow View are finished to a high specification with stylish fittings for modern living, that complements the spacious rooms. This…

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Sponsoring big events, winning awards and seeking out more awards!

17th May 2019

Rugby in Bloom Lime Tree Village won a gold award at the Rugby in Bloom competition in 2018, and they’re going for gold again this year!   Last year, the village won their well-deserved award in the ‘community buildings and places of worship’ category, as a result of…

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Some furry friends pay an Easter visit at Thamesfield!

17th May 2019

It’s been another exciting month at Thamesfield with some very interesting visitors bringing villagers away from their retirement properties! Easter events Retirees made good use of the glorious Easter weather this year with an afternoon tea by the river alongside new garden furniture!…

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Elmbridge Village – a retirement village transformed

16th May 2019

Introducing New Build Apartment, 8 Arun House at Elmbridge Village Welcome to Elmbridge Village; this village enjoys a stunning green location nestled between the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty and the South Downs National Park. A stunning multi-million pound central clubhouse and…

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Nine historical facts you didn’t know about The Priory

1st May 2019

The Priory is now an adored retirement village in the beautiful South Devon village of Abbotskerswell. But having been built over two centuries ago, there’s so much history to uncover. And that’s exactly what the Residents’ Association and historian Peter Wade have done!…

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Introducing 16 Medway House at Charters  Village

22nd March 2019

Charters Village is tucked away behind mature woodland, offering residents a peaceful and picturesque setting to balance the host of activities on offer from Charters Towers, a clubhouse at the heart of the village.     Here at Charters Village there is an active social life…

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Pancakes, themed dinners and a spot of French at Avonpark!

18th March 2019

No month is the same as the next for retirees at Avonpark, in Wiltshire and this time around residents have been enjoying a flurry of themed dinners and have even been learning a new language! French Group Another addition to the existing thriving…

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Musical, culinary and visionary delights at Blagdon Village!

19th February 2019

Arts and Crafts Exhibition Residents at Blagdon have been getting arty! Keen enthusiasts had the opportunity to cast their eyes on an excellent arts and crafts exhibition.   This all began after a trio of residents decided to form a Photography Group. They introduced it to the village with an exhibition of…

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Retirement Villages is coming to Cambridge!

19th February 2019

If you or a loved one has been searching for the perfect retirement property or you just want to find out more about retirement village life – then say hello to us on Thursday 21st or Friday 22nd March from 9am – 6pm. We…

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Celebrations and fundraising at Thamesfield!

11th February 2019

Burns Night Across our villages, many of them got into the Scottish spirit celebrating Burns night and Thamesfield wasn’t an exception!  The villagers celebrated with a themed dinner, led by chairman Mr Gammie, who has Scottish ancestors. Mr Gammie welcomed everyone before reciting the Selkirk Grace.   And of course, the…

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Birthday celebrations, forests and festivities

11th February 2019

Birthday Celebrations  Charters residents celebrated a milestone birthday, villager Peggy turned 90! And many of the residents joined along with Peggy and her family in celebration.  Burns Night Villagers got in touch with their inner Scots and celebrated Burns night, organised by a local resident….

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Debden Grange offers luxury living and employment opportunities

31st January 2019

With work on our multi-million pound retirement village underway in Newport, we are holding a public open day offering an insight into the luxury living options available, as well as local employment opportunities. Debden Grange is our latest retirement village with the first…

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Primary School Children sing for Avonpark residents

16th January 2019

Residents at Avonpark got their festive-fix from some special visitors. The children at Freshford Primary School came along to the Clubhouse Lounge in Alexander Hall to put on a magnificent musical display of Christmas carols.  Both residents and staff had a fantastic morning and the children loved…

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Christmas Supper Club at Avonpark in Wiltshire

16th January 2019

The supper club at Avonpark, in Wiltshire, is an excellent addition to one of many items you can add to your social calendar.   In the name of the festive season, the latest addition of the supper club featured winter-warming Christmas-themed food.   The candles were…

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Christmas festivities at Elmbridge Village, in Cranleigh

16th January 2019

Residents at Elmbridge Village have been getting very festive at the retirement village by enjoying a range of events.  The residents had a treat for their ears listening to Elmbridge Choir’s Christmas Concert which was followed by the exciting lighting-up of their Christmas…

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Christmas fundraising at Thamesfield, in Henley-on-Thames

16th January 2019

Residents and their guests from Thamesfield retirement village enjoyed a Christmas party, one of many events held at the Oxfordshire village. The party was complete with a delicious buffet lunch but the staff, residents and their guests made use of the occasion by…

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December at Blagdon Village

10th January 2019

December was all about the festive season for retirees at Blagdon village. The month consisted of a range of activities including carols, a Christmas Party, Christmas Day lunch, and a New Year’s Eve event. Online Services Talk The Practice Manager of the local…

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Meet Jane Ward, the new Village Manager at The Priory

27th December 2018

The Priory’s new Village Manager, Jane Ward, has over four decades of experience in the retirement industry and loves what her new job role can bring to both herself and the village residents.  We had a chat with Jane to find why she chose to work…

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Cedars Village sings for Christmas

19th December 2018

Christmas spirit has not fallen short at Cedars Village and it continued to rise at their Christmas Concert on 14th December.  The Hertfordshire retirement village hosted a full event that not only consisted of songs but also jokes and acting out Christmas plays.  It…

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Merry Christmas to Colchester Hospital from Moat Park!

19th December 2018

It’s not easy being a patient or visiting a loved in hospital over the festive period but Retirement Villages is helping to spread Christmas cheer.   After hearing that the Time Garden at Colchester Hospital was without a Christmas tree, the team at Moat Park, in Great Easton, thought this was…

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The busiest month ever at Blagdon Village this November!

12th December 2018

November was the busiest month we’ve ever had at Blagdon Village.  We had a talk, Musical Memories, the Armistice Day ceremonial flag lowering, a piano recital, a Residents Meeting, a coach outing, Christmas pudding stirring, a Jewellery Show and the Boules group lunch. …

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Avonpark’s allotment produce is sky high

5th December 2018

Villagers at Avonpark are keeping active by growing a large assortment of produce in their very own allotments.   Avonpark resident, Hugh Campbell, gave us an impressive list of what villagers have been growing in their allotments.   Starting with the vegetables, residents have been producing: spinach, carrots, parsnips, courgettes, marrow, rocket, lettuce, French beans, potatoes, chard, sprouts, leaks and radishes.  But it…

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Moat Park opens their show home for extended viewing

4th December 2018

Moat Park’s latest show home, in Essex, will now be open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am – 5pm starting 3rd January 2019. There’s no need to make an appointment, just pop in and discover more about the wonderful lifestyle on offer!…

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The RYKKIO school choir visits Elmbridge villagers

4th December 2018

The RYKKIO school choir treated residents to an array of Christmas songs with a difference. Taking place in the main hall, the children not only sang Christmas carols in English but in Japanese too! The annual event was very well attended, and everyone…

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