Almshouse news and stories

We would like to share with you some of the interesting articles and stories about our member charities and news about the almshouse movement today in our posts below.

The historical aspect of almshouse charities and the legacy of their benefactors are considerable so it is hardly surprising that they are able to present a wide variety of stories and anecdotes ranging from their inception to the present day. There are cases where residents dress in the unusual “uniform” which is unique to their charity and others where splendid architectural features have been unearthed and restored.

The titles of many almshouses have wonderful names: The Eight Men of Broadclyst, The Sisters of Castle Rising and Twitty’s Almshouses, to name a few. Aside from their titles and history, however, the common factor shared amongst all almshouses is that today they continue to provide comfortable and secure homes for those in need, something they have done for centuries.

Wyggestons host Regional Meeting at flagship almshouses

Chairman of The Almshouse Association, Willie Hartley Russell MVO DL, joined Nick Phillips CEO, at the East Midlands Almshouses Regional Meeting to...
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Refurbished almshouses make an impression

Stamford Municipal Almshouses Charity impressed with refurbished Hopkins Hospital in St Peter’s Street - written by Maddy Baillie for Rutland and...
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Hospital of St Cross Winchester

"'On the Dole' at the Hospital of St Cross, Winchester" by Jack Wilson for 'Southern Daily Echo' | 1 Nov...
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Double Celebrations at Coopers Hospital

The trustees and residents of Rev. John Cooper's Hospital Charity in Elton, Peterborough recently celebrated the 360th anniversary of the...
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Moor Field: solar POWER project

Many thanks to the trustees of Sponne and Bickerstaffe Charity for sending in a case study on the completion of...
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Association launches Friends of Club!

We are so thrilled to announce the launch of our much-anticipated Friends of The Almshouse Association Club! The response to...
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HRH The Princess Royal opens new homes at Cutbush and Corrall almshouses in Maidstone

HRH The Princess Royal opened twelve new almshouses at the Cutbush & Corrall Charity in College Road, Maidstone. She was...
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Mopping up after Storm Babet

The Mills Charity along with many other properties in the town of Framlingham, Suffolk have been affected by flooding due...
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Three almshouse visits in a month for the Association’s busy Royal Vice Patron!

In his third almshouse charity visit of the month, Uxbridge United Welfare Trust welcomes HRH The Duke of Gloucester After...
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New John Morden Centre making big news

Named winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize 2023, the winning project revives medieval tradition of treating older people with the...
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Actress Brenda Blethyn joins 100 year celebrations of Ramsgate almshouse

The 100th anniversary of an almshouse in Ramsgate has been marked with a tree planting ‘dug in’ by award-winning actress...
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Wells Almshouses welcomes HRH the Duke of Gloucester

Residents, staff and trustees were delighted to welcome His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester to the Bubwith site, its...
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