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.

More 75th celebrations!

Almshouse Association Trustee Tricia Scouller sent us in some great photos of the party held at the Thomas Christie Almshouses...
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Party Time at Sir Josiah Mason Trust!

The Sir Josiah Mason Trust sent us in some absolutely fabulous photographs of the parties they held as part of...
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Inside Housing: Open alms: the almshouse charities building new homes

Inside Housing has recently published an indepth article on almshouses and how we are experiencing a groundswell of interest in...
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Walpole Almshouses celebrate 150 years!

On Saturday 11th September celebrated 150 years of the Walpole Almshouses in Freethorpe and 75 years of the formation of...
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Mind the Gap! Supporting Mental Health Day

Mind the Gap!  The Almshouse Association joins Hornby in supporting World Mental Health Day on the 10th October 2021 The...
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HRH joins Le Personne Homes 80th Celebrations!

The Almshouse Association is very grateful to our Royal Patrons for their commitment to our members this year.  CEO of...
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Our 75th anniversary garden party!

On the 8th September 2021, The Almshouse Association joined with our members, who have been holding parties all over the...
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Saffron Waldon Almshouses welcome 550 people to party!

Donna Sharp, Communications Volunteer at King Edward VI & The Revd Joseph Prime Almshouse Charity tells us all about the...
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Photo competition winners announced!

Back in June we asked our members to take part in a photo competition to coincide with our 75th anniversary. We...
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‘Good excuse for a party!’

Almshouse Association member Kathryn Cooper sent us in the most fabulous photos from the party they held at their Linton...
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Royal visit to Colchester

Colchester almshouses were delighted to host a visit by The Almshouse Association Royal Vice Patron HRH The Duke of Gloucester...
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Celebrations at two Wantage almshouses

The Almshouse of Robert Stiles based in Newbury Street and Vicar’s Row, Wantage and the Wantage Town Lands based in...
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