BLOG: Santa Claus is coming to Langford View Care Home in Bicester

Langford View is welcoming a very special visitor to its coffee morning on 14th December: Santa and two of his reindeer will be stopping by!

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BLOG: Bear entry, my first week in Goodson Lodge

Hi everyone, Brian here. This is my second blog which details my first week in the home. I hope you like it. Here is how the first week went:

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Shelly Perry, General Manager at Whitefriars Care Home in Stamford, Lincolnshire

OSJCT Lincolnshire Home appoints new General Manager

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) is delighted to announce the appointment of Shelly Perry as General Manager at Whitefriars, their 56-bedroom residential home, in Stamford.

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NEWS: Langford View wins award for quality for the second time

Langford View Care home in Bicester has been awarded the Earl of Gainsborough Award for Quality for the second time at the prestigious OSJCT Chairman’s Commendations and Awards Ceremony.

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BLOG: OSJCT Wiltshire resident celebrates her 107th birthday!

Dorothy Alice Dagger is a resident at The Order of St John's Care Trust Hungerford House in Wiltshire. On Wednesday 31st October 2018, Dorothy will be celebrating her 107th birthday.

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BLOG: #teamstirlings pedalathon success!

The team at Stirlings absolutely smashed their £350 fundraising target and ended up raising over £1200 over two fundraising events!

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BLOG: Acts of kindness at Langford View

Residents from Langford View Care Home in Bicester were the happy recipients of acts of kindness over the summer when the Facebook group ‘Bicester Acts of Kindness’ agreed to send postcards to the home from their holidays.

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BLOG: The power of Music felt at Monkscroft Care Centre

Ewa Cwiklak, Activity Coordinator and Charlotte Turville, Care Leader from Monkscroft Care Centre in Cheltenham attended and presented at The Power of Music in Health and Social Care conference at the University of Nottingham.

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BLOG: Lincolnshire residents celebrate Harvest Festival

Residents from OSJCT homes across Lincolnshire gathered together to celebrate the annual Harvest Festival last week at a special event hosted at The Venue in Navenby.

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BLOG: Holy Catholic Primary School Choir visit #OSJCT’s Grace Care Centre

Our residents at Grace Care Centre were treated to a visit from our friends at the Holy Catholic Primary School when they brought their pupils choir to perform for us.

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BLOG: #teamstirlings walk and cycle their way to fund minibus

The residents and team at Stirlings Care Home in Wantage are taking part in a number of sporting activities over the next few weeks to raise money for their very own minibus.

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BLOG: Seasonal treats at Langford View coffee mornings

The residents and team at Langford View enjoy marking the seasons, and autumn is no different.

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BLOG: Diamond wedding anniversary surprise party for two OSJCT’s residents

This week, The Orders of St Johns Care Trust’s Chestnut Court celebrated the first diamond wedding anniversary of residents, Les and Deidre.

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BLOG: Yate Ukulele Band Visit & WWII Remembrance Day arrive at OSJCT’s Grace Care Centre

Residents and colleagues at OSJCT Grace Care Centre welcomed the local ‘Yate Ukulele Band’ with friendly smiles and laughter. Grace’s Café bar was turned into a viewing concert ‘amphitheatre style’.

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BLOG: Former champion runner competes for Langford View Care Centre at Oxfordshire Sports Day

Residents from Langford View Care Centre in Bicester donned their running shoes and sports attire and joined other Oxfordshire care homes run by The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) to participate in the Trust’s Oxfordshire Sports Day at the Kings Centre in Oxford.

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BLOG: Magical Volunteer Michelle works wonders at The Lakes Care Centre

Michelle Mason has been a volunteer at The Lakes Care Centre since July 2017, bringing with her not only laughter but a vast amount of experience.

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OSJCT Lincolnshire fun day!

BLOG: OSJCT Lincolnshire residents get together for annual fun day!

Residents, colleagues and volunteers were invited to attend The Orders of St John Care Trust’s annual Lincolnshire Residents Fun Day last week, with a fun filled afternoon hosted at The Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa.

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BLOG: Stirlings Care Home in Wantage holds a summer fete with a twist

There was toe-tapping aplenty this weekend when the Wachumba drummers joined The Orders of St John (OSJCT) care home, Stirlings, for their summer fete in Wantage on Saturday.

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BLOG: OSJCT’s Grace Care Centre hosts its own ‘Balloon Fiesta’

Residents and colleagues at The Orders of St John’s Grace Care Centre were treated to a warming ‘Balloon Fiesta Party’ on the 11th of August.

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Dementia support day at OSJCT The Lakes Care Centre is a huge success

The Lakes Care Centre in South Cerney hosted their Dementia Support Day on the 8th August with over 60 people in attendance. We had 3 informative talks amongst rounds of tea, cake and Pimm’s!

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Fish Fryday Lunch Club is a huge hit at Grace Care Centre

On Friday the 27th July residents, families and friends gathered at Grace Care Centre to enjoy the homes Fish and Chips Lunch Club, taking place on the last Friday of the month.

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Residents rock out at Brookside Care Home in Wiltshire

Every resident who joins Brookside Care Centre gets their own personal rock, brightly painted, it sits proudly on a rockery in the front garden, adorned with their name.

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Cirencester care home celebrates ‘Good’ CQC rating

OSJCT The Lakes Care Centre celebrates with colleagues and residents following Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) report, rating The Lakes ‘Good’.

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Royally named new Day Care Centre opens at OSJCT’s Marston Court

New Day Care Centre royally opens at OSJCT's Marston Court, Oxford

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Dementia Awareness Event Success at The Lakes Care Centre

On Wednesday 28 March, The Lakes Care Centre held a family awareness event for those caring for loved ones with Dementia.

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Welcome to Your New Home Card - Competition Announcement

In January we launched a competition for residents to design a Welcome to Your New Home card that would be used across the Trust to welcome in new residents.

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OSJCT appoints General Manager for Grace Care Centre

It’s set to be the first care home in South Gloucestershire. Grace Care Centre, is on track to open on 19 February 2018.

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Burns Night at Brookside

It’s not every day a troop of Scottish dancers have a Scottish knees-up at a care home in Wiltshire, but Burns Night is a tradition OSJCT's Brookside home has celebrated for the past five years.

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Gregory House Awarded Outstanding in Latest CQC Report

Gregory House care home is OSJCT's second home to be awarded an outstanding CQC report.

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Postcards from Abroad

Residents at Brookside care home managed to see the world with each other, but did it all without boarding a single plane.

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Christmas Elf at The Meadows

19-year-old Courtney Hughes delivers Christmas gifts to the residents at The Meadows for a sixth year.

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Charlie and Pringle

Penguin Visit

Two furry friends brightened the day of our Madley Park residents when they waddled into the home.

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Trust in Care Summer 2017 Issue

News of what's going on around OSJCT

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Duke of Gloucester Visits Lincoln

​Boultham Park House in Lincoln welcomed a special visitor on 6 July when HRH The Duke of Gloucester dropped in during his day of engagements in Lincoln.

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Gardening at Gregory House

Residents enjoy some gardening in the lovely sunshine

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Vegetable planting at Eresby Hall

Eresby Hall residents start their vegetable planting

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Eresby Hall - Bike Night

Eresby Hall residents attend the local 'Bike Night'

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Patchett Lodge have a visit from Zoolab

Zoolab visit Patchett Lodge with different kinds of creatures

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Jubilee Celebrations at Apple Trees

Apple Trees celebrate The Trusts Jubilee

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George the ‘Pat Dog’ visits Gregory House

George the labradoodle 'pat dog' visit Gregory House on a weekly basis.

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Gregory House enjoy the Sunshine

Residents enjoy the sunshine in the garden while eating ice lollies.

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Silver Jubilee Celebrations at Gregory House

Gregory House enjoyed a day celebrating 25 years of The Orders of St John Care Trust

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Silver Jubilee Celebrations at Ermine House

Ermine House celebrate The Orders of St John Care Trust 25 years

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Skirbeck Court Celebrate Silver Jubilee

Skirbeck Court celebrate The Orders of St John Care Trusts' silver jubilee

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Skirbeck Court Volunteer turns 80

Volunteer Maureen Bray celebrates her 80th birthday

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Skirbeck Court celebrate Vera Lynn’s birthday

At Skirbeck Court they celebrated what would have been Vera Lynn's 100th birthday

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Skirbeck Court - Old Toys

Skirbeck Court reminisced over old toys

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Eresby Hall Day Trip

Eresby Hall day trip to Skegness

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Skirbeck Court Knitting Circle

Skirbeck Court Get Knitting

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England’s Chief Nursing Officer visits Millbrook Lodge

Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer of England, visited Millbrook Lodge in Gloucestershire last week (Friday 13 January) to talk to Home Manager Robin Willmott and his team about their work on the Teaching Care Home project.

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Paro the Robotic Seal

At OSJCT we’re always looking at different ways to enhance the well-being of our residents so we were thrilled when we were introduced to Paro, the robotic seal by Agnete (Aggy) Petersen, an MSc student of Anthropology at Aarhus University in Denmark.

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Eresby Hall Enjoy a Pub Lunch

Residents from Eresby Hall enjoy a Christmas Lunch

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Royal Opening for Chilterns Court Care Centre

HRH The Duke of Gloucester performed the official opening of Chilterns Court Care Centre in Henley-on-Thames on 15 November.

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Cllr Dorcas Binns unveils Foundation Stone for new Stow Care Home

On 19 October, Cllr Dorcas Binns, Cabinet Member for Older People at Gloucestershire Council, unveiled the Foundation Stone for the Edwardstow Court Care Centre, OSJCT's newest development on Fosse Way in Stow on the Wold

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Lincolnshire Harvest Festival 2016

Lincolnshire held its Harvest Festival on 5 October

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Volunteers Appreciation Day - Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire held their Volunteers Appreciation Day on the 8 September

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Volunteer Long Service - Skirbeck Court

Volunteer receives 10 year long service

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Long Service Awards - Skirbeck Court

Skirbeck Court - long service awards

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The Mayor of Marlborough Opens Coombe End Court Renovation Project

On 22 September, Councillor Noel Barrett-Morton, the Mayor of Marlborough cut the ribbon to open the home's newly-built 'destination area' and refurbished dementia care household.

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Beckside Visit Lincoln Cathedral

Beckside, North Hykeham visit Lincoln Cathedral

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Lincolnshire Residents Fun Day

Grease is the word for this years Residents' Fun Day!

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Lincolnshire Trust in Bloom Competition 2016

Once again the judging of Trust in Bloom has been very difficult. So much hard work and goodwill goes into making the gardens beautiful for our residents to enjoy.

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Dorothy Wright - Land Army Girl

Dorothy Wright from Skirbeck Court receives medal and certificate

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Skirbeck Court - Summer Fete

Skirbeck Court held their annual Summer Fete on Saturday, 16 July

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The Order of Malta Awards 2016

Huge congratulations to medal recipients who received their awards at The Order of Malta’s St John’s Day Ceremony, which was held at Brompton Oratory in London on 24th June

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Mavis and Freda attend the Patrons Lunch

Mavis and Freda from Fosse House, Lincoln attend the Patrons Lunch

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The Poplars Queens 90th Birthday

The Poplars enjoying their day celebrating the Queens 90th birthday

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Queens 90th Birthday

Queens 90th Birthday at Skirbeck Court

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90-inch Birthday Card

Residents and staff at Trevone House were excited and honoured to sign a rather large birthday card for the Queen's 90th Birthday.

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MasterChef at The Poplars

We have our very own MasterChef working in the kitchen at The Poplars

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Butlins vists Ermine House

Ermine House - Butlins visit the home

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Summer House

Skirbeck Court - Dementia Garden

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Teaching Care Home Project

OSJCT is delighted to be participating in this ground breaking, nurse led pilot to improve the learning environment for employees working in care homes, undergraduate nurse apprenticeships and all learning placements in care homes. The home selected for this purpose is Millbrook Lodge, in Brockworth, Gloucestershire.

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Langford View one of first in country to help residents fight off dementia by gathering memories

Therapy which sparks the memories of those living with dementia has been hailed a success for the residents of our Bicester care home. Langford View has become one of the first care homes in the country to introduce a course to get residents thinking back.

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Residents at The Meadows become super sleuths for Lizzy McBain’s storymaking sessions

A beloved music hall performer has been murdered and 93-year-old Audrey Chalmers may be the only person who can solve the mystery. It is only pretend, but this project is designed to stimulate the same “little grey cells” as a real-life mystery and keep residents’ neurons firing on full power.

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Mad Hatters Tea Party

Mad Hatters Tea Party

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Trust’s Got Talent

Dr Ralph Stephenson, Gloucestershire Trustee presented Henlow Court resident, Daniel Granger, with an iPad Air 2 and trophy during a ceremony on 7 April to celebrate his victory in OSJCT’s first-ever ‘Trust’s Got Talent’ competition.

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Monkscroft ranked within the top 20 for the South West

The carehome.co.uk Top 20 Care Home Awards 2016 highlight the most recommended Care Homes in each region of the UK. The Awards are based on over 55,000 Reviews & Recommendations received from Residents and Family/Friends of Residents.

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Skirbeck Court - top 20 ranking home for East Midlands

Skirbeck Court gets presented with the top 20 ranking home for the East Midlands

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Easter Fun

Kinema in the Woods

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Royal Street Party Bunting

Royal Street Party Bunting

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Goodies Shop opens at Brookside

Goodies Shop opens at Brookside Care Home

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Santa visits The Poplars

On Christmas Eve Santa visited the residents at The Poplars in Market Rasen

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Christmas Best Decorated Home Competition

Congratulations to The Poplars on winning the Lincolnshire Christmas Best Decorated Home Competition.

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Festive fun at Digby Court

In the lead up to Christmas volunteers from the local Tesco in Bourne visited Digby Court to help residents make the home festive by putting up Christmas decorations

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Reindeer Day at Brookside

Before getting started on their busiest night of the year, some reindeer found time to visit residents at Brookside in Melksham.

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Annual Residents Christmas Party

Over 100 of our residents from across Lincolnshire came together to join in the festive celebrations for this years Christmas event which was held at the Venue in Navenby on Wednesday 9 December.

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40 years long service

Congratulations to Lynn Woodhouse, Senior Carer at Patchett Lodge.

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Weaving as Therapy

Weaving as Therapy

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Long Service Volunteer Retires

Long Service Volunteer Retires

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Cllr Humphries unveils foundation stone for new Trowbridge Care Centre

On 21 October, Cllr Keith Humphries, Wiltshire Council Cabinet Member for Adult Care, unveiled the Foundation Stone for the Trust's new state-of-the-art care centre on the Hilperton Road site in Trowbridge.

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NAPA (National Activity Providers Association) Gala – 23 September 2015

NAPA (National Activity Providers Association) Gala – 23 September 2015

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West of England Festival of Textiles (WEFT) 2015

West of England Festival of Textiles (WEFT) 2015

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British Seaside Summer Party

Oxfordshire's Summer Fun Day

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Trust in Bloom Oxfordshire Results

Oxfordshire Trust in Bloom Garden Competition

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NCS Youth Action Wiltshire

NCS Youth Action Wiltshire

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Trust in Bloom Competition

At the end of July Trustee Jill Hughes visited the Lincolnshire Homes to judge the Trust in Bloom competition. There are different categories within the competition and residents are encouraged to be involved in creating their ideal garden. The results are as follows:-

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Wiltshire Inter-Homes Quiz Competition

Inter-Homes Quiz Competition

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Apple Tree residents summer outing

Some of our residents at Apple Trees were in for a special treat when they visited Wymondham Windmill in Melton Mowbray.

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Lincolnshire Colleagues receive Medals of Merit for Outstanding Work

Lincolnshire Colleagues receive Medals of Merit for Outstanding Work

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