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.

Bringing a 17th Century almshouse into the 21st Century

A mission to bring a 17th Century 'Hospital' in Ufford, Suffolk, into the 21st Century - Refurbishment of the Ufford...
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Christmas gifts for 679 almshouse residents!

Every year, thanks to a generous legacy, The Almshouse Association is very pleased to be able to offer Christmas gift...
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Almshouses on Channel 5

The Almshouse Association was thrilled to receive a call from Channel 5 wishing to run a piece on almshouses in...
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100 year old almshouse resident shares life story

Hay-On-Wye almshouse resident Lynn Trowbridge celebrated her 100th birthday on 7 November 2023! To mark the event, John Houmoller, Clerk...
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“Where’s the ghost of Christmas Present when we need him?”

"Where's the ghost of Christmas Present when we need him?" The annual housing survey has been announced and it all...
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English Housing Survey results published

The English Housing Survey (EHS) is a national survey of people’s housing circumstances and the condition and energy efficiency of...
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Almshouses making history at Beamish

Press release by Durham Aged Miners Homes Association (DAMHA) Millions of people will now get to see our aged miners’...
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Chimneys restored to former glory

Almshouse Association loan Case Study: Hugh Boscawen Charity chimney renovationsBy Colin Brown, Clerk The Almshouses, or the “gallery” as it...
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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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