Archives for 2012

A Jolly Christmas Quiz

On Saturday 1st December we will be hosting a Jolly Christmas Quiz at the Grade II* listed former Winsford Cottage Hospital. Please come and support the Trust and its endevours. For those of you that have not been before – eyes down at 7.30 with teams of up to six. If you don’t have a … click to read more

An Autumnal Quiz Evening

On Saturday 15th September we shall be hosting An Autumnal Quiz Evening at the grade II* listed former Winsford Cottage Hospital. This is an opportunity to support the Trust in its endeavours and to give you a chance to look around the building if you have not been before. We always like to welcome new … click to read more

Heritage Open Day 2012

On Saturday 8th September 2012 we shall be joining forces with English Heritage to once again open our doors for the Heritage Open Day event. This event will run nationally from the 6th – 9th September. The Winsford Trust will be open for a walking tour on Saturday 8th September between the hours of 10.00am … click to read more

Winsford Cottage Hospital – A Reunion Garden Party

On Saturday 18th August 2012 the Winsford Trust invites you to a reunion garden party at the former Winsford Cottage Hospital between 2.00 – 4.00pm. Have you been involved in some way with the Winsford Cottage Hospital? Did you work there or know somebody that did? Were you born there? Or did you give birth … click to read more

Halwill Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Councillor Barry Parsons, Leader of Torridge District Council and Ward Councillor for Halwill, officially dedicated the revamped car park at the Parish Hall and the new steps to the playing field, to be known as the Jubilee Steps. He then drew the winning name of the school child who would have the honour of planting … click to read more

Queens Jubilee Flower Border – Final Design And Planting

Monday 28 May had been decided on for the planting out of the Jubilee Garden. Unfortunately, this was later than planned, due to the difficulty of finding a date which was convenient to the maximum number of members. The afternoon was overcast, with a hint of rain in the air, so was just perfect for … click to read more

Timeline – CFA Voysey And The Winsford Cottage Hospital

1857 Charles Francis Annesley Voysey born at Hessle, Yorkshire. 1859 Cranley (later Cranleigh) Village Hospital in Surrey established by a doctor, Mr Alfred Napper in a converted cottage. This is generally considered to be the first of the enduring Cottage Hospitals. 1869 Voysey’s father, an Anglican minister, charged with heresy. 1874 May. C F A … click to read more

Queens Diamond Jubilee Flower Border 2012

This is the second installment to our project the ‘Queens Jubilee Border 2012‘. Tuesday 24 April had been chosen for the working party to lift the turf for the Queens Jubilee Border, since it was forecast to be dry all day. An unusual thing in this very wet month. Since the Garden Club Chairman, Anne … click to read more

Bastille Day Quiz

On Saturday 14th July we are hosting our summer quiz night, which happens to be the French national holiday – Bastille Day. Though you can expect a Gallic touch to one or two of the rounds, no knowledge of la langue francaise will be required. Supper, included in the price of the ticket as usual, … click to read more

RIBA – ‘Love Architecture’ Festival

‘Love Architecture’ Festival 2012 will be taking part across England and Wales from the 15th – 24th June. The Festival will bring architecture alive with planned events, such as tours, exhibitions, presentations and children’s events. The festival aims to engage the general public in architecture and the built environment – to reveal what makes great … click to read more

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