It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of former trustee Betty Bower, aged 96, who was found in Collett Park pond on Saturday morning. Betty retired as a trustee of the almshouses in 2014, having been
Christmas is almost upon us. It must be time for a Resident’s Tea! Local PCSOs called in to say hello. More photos available by clicking here.
On 17th October, trustees attended the funeral of late resident Jean Saunders who passed away on 23rd September. Jean was a lovely resident who was very quiet and caused us no concerns. We will all remember her with affection. Jean’s daughter,
On Friday 14th September 2018, the trustees arranged a free concert. Here’s our Chairman’s summary of the occasion… The ringing of hand-bells was heard at the back of the Parish Church as “Community Chimes” slowly processed to face the Audience;
It’s residents’ tea time again. We were joined this time by PC Heather Anderton for a meet and greet session. More photos can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZZuO9m3Mu5jQukHw8dZZhptBbkAXstQ3
On Friday (20th April) trustees attended a talk in the parish church by Peggy Strode about the lost Sepulchral Chapel of the Strode/Barnard Family. Peggy and husband Michael were invited to see the almshouses on Saturday morning.
On 15th February, trustees attended the parish church for the funeral of resident Roy Duffield who passed away on 18th January 2018. R.I.P. Roy
Today (6th March 2018) the Shepton Mallet Knit & Chat Group held an afternoon tea to announce their chosen charity for this year. Last year Shepton Mallet Almshouses were chosen, and welcomed donations amounting to £1500 from our generous benefactors.
Street Lamps in Church Lane, Shepton Mallet None of the Trustees of Shepton Mallet Almshouses is sure when lighting was affixed to the wall of the Strode Almshouses. It was apparent that they had been there a long time as
SHEPTON ALMSHOUSES CHARITY OF THE YEAR On the first Wednesday of December United Charities holds its annual Almshouse Christmas tea; joining the Residents and Trustees this year were guests, Eileen O’Grady and Kathy Kingstone from “Knit & Chat”; Debbie Towner,