Archives for 2012

Condition Survey – Update

The Condition Survey, funded by English Heritage and The Pilgrim Trust is almost complete and we shall soon know the size and likely cost of the task ahead. There have been many meetings with the various consultants involved and we hope to see the comprehensive results of their work at the beginning of May. Meanwhile, … click to read more

Queens Jubilee Border 2012

The Chairman of Winsford Trust wondered if the Halwill Garden Club, who have their monthly meetings in the Winsford Centre, would like to do a Queens Jubilee Garden in the Grounds, to add yet another strand in the Winsford history and to give the Garden Club a practical project which connected them with their base. … click to read more

Arts And Crafts Exhibition

One of the finest Arts and Craft buildings in Britain is hosting an exhibition of stamped book cover designs from the Arts and Crafts period. Blackwells is a true Arts and Crafts house designed by architect Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott (1865 – 1945) and completed in 1900. From Rossetti to Voysey: Arts & Crafts Stamped … click to read more

Simplicity Is The Ultimate Sophistication

One of our Trustees is a retired furniture restorer who has a deep interest in the furniture designs of Charles Voysey. She writes as follows. Voysey was not a craftsman in the literal sense but was a true designer. Though primarily an architect it was his belief that no detail of a project was too … click to read more

Parson Jack Russell’s Doctor

Mr Thomas Linnington Ash LRCP (Edinburgh) MRCS (England) Thomas Linnington Ash was the Winsford Hospital’s first attending medical officer and a Justice of the Peace for Devon since 1890. Of interest to many will be that fact that he was also the doctor attending the Reverend Jack Russell – he who bred the eponymous terrier. … click to read more

Plymouth University

Visit from the University of Plymouth Educational Links One of the Trust’s objectives is to build close links with West Country universities, colleges and schools in order to establish a role for the former Winsford Cottage Hospital as a valuable educational resource. On 29 February we were pleased to welcome a party of postgraduate students … click to read more

The Arts And Crafts Movement

The Winsford’s architect and designer, Charles Francis Annesley Voysey, is celebrated as an important figure of the Arts and Crafts movement. Not just an architect, Voysey also designed fabrics, wallpaper, tiles, ceramics, furniture and metalwork. His style combined simplicity with sophistication. Origins of the Movement But what was the Arts and Craft movement? Why and … click to read more

Halwill Open Gardens

On Sunday 17th June the annual 4th Halwill Open Gardens will take place between 2.00 – 6.00pm. As usual the Winsford Centre will be the hub of the event; where tickets can be purchased and maps of the participating gardens can be collected. Refreshments – delicious cream teas, will be available from the Winsford Centre … click to read more

Jubilee Quiz

On Saturday the 2nd June 2012 the Winsford Trust will be hosting a ‘Jubilee Quiz’ to mark 60 years of the Queens reign. Doors open from 7.00pm, eye’s down at 7.30. We have 10 rounds of questions including a round on the Jubilee/Royalty. It’s £6.50 per person including a ‘Coronation’ supper! Tables of six please. … click to read more

Country & Western With The Texans

Saturday 21 April was dance night at the village hall in Halwill. A popular local duo, known as the ‘Texans’, were invited to perform at a music/dance evening in support of the Winsford Trust. The Texans, John and Brian, are well known for their range of popular music and over 80 people took to the … click to read more