November   2019


PicturesHave you noticed our new pictures hanging in Valley View? They bring back lots of memories for some of us. There will be some more being put up once the frames for them have been delivered. We brought our pictures from Mr. Pollard who comes with his slides and gives us the history behind them. Whilst he was last here we brought two books about Hastings that he had written. If anyone would like to borrow these then please let us know.

Birthday Wishes

wishes go to: Mrs. Marilyn McCleave, Mrs. Pamela White, Mr. Colin Wood, Mrs. Win Potter, Mrs. Gwen Shine and finally Mr. Robin Strong. Also our very own Keith Pocock who has a BIG birthday this month!!! Quite a few for November

Ho Ho Ho !! 

Christmas is fast approaching and we have a full programme of entertainment for you to enjoy. We have a few of our old friends who entertain us every year as well as some new faces. Our party will be held on December 10th at 3.30pm with Full Beam to entertain us. Everyone wishing to attend to see the staff dressing up is welcome to do so.

Coffee Afternoon

Coffee MorningOur Christmas tea afternoon will be Friday 29th November at 2pm. This will obviously include cake in many varieties!! What a hard afternoon for us all to endure! We will also have a raffle and Christmas stall with cards and nik naks for sale.

Remembrance Sunday

RemembranceIf you would like to buy a poppy then please see Shelagh. Once again this year we have not had any poppies brought into us so Shelagh has some that we will donate any of the money made to the Poppy Appeal.

Harvest Supper

HarvestA big thank you to Cannon John Fletcher who came and gave us a lovely Harvest service. Well done to all of our singers who sang two Harvest hymns. This was followed by a very nice harvest tea. Everyone enjoyed making the scarecrows for the tables, they looked really lovely.

Luncheon Club

Lunch ClubWe have decided through the winter months to go Blacklands church once a month where they hold a luncheon club. We went in October and we were treated to Sausage, Vegetables and Potatoes. This was then followed by Apple and Blackberry crumble and custard. Everyone made us very welcome and we are very much looking forward to returning in November. If anyone is interested in attending then please let Shelagh know.

Xmas Tree

Our Christmas programme is now available if any relatives or friends would like a copy.

30th birthdayOur very own Mrs Trunchbull, Ann Marie turns 30 this month. I know what you are all thinking but she’s had a hard life!! I am sure you will all want to wish her a very Happy Birthday. Enjoy your day Ann Marie xx

Managers Moment

CQC SuccessWell didn’t we roll out the red carpet? There have been some lovely remarks and comments about our new carpet that runs throughout our reception area. We plan to run it further along so you will be seeing this in more areas. Area 2 looks a lot brighter now it is newly painted and the pictures in Valley View really take you back to the days of the old Memorial and the fish market as it once was. Memories are so important to us all. It’s a shame that photographs are fast becoming a thing of the past due to many of us capturing things on our phones now and never having them printed. Changing times!! In the office we are currently in arguments as to what we come to your Christmas party dressed as, a decision not to be taken lightly. The weeks and months are whipping by and quite suddenly everyone’s thoughts turn towards Christmas. We hope to see many of our families for the activities throughout December; everyone is welcome to join us.