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70 years of Care Amongst Friends

May 18, 2015
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During the second world war many Londoners were bombed out of their Homes and Quakers provided temporary housing, but when the war ended they sought permanent homes. A young man, Bill Sessions, found that some alms-houses in Polegate were for sale and persuaded the Quakers that they […]

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Gardeners’ Paradise

January 20, 2014
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by Harry UnderhillNo, not the glasshouses at Kew but the Residents garden at BBCH Polegate! That at least was the vision in the mind of one resident attending the Garden Meeting held with Management on 15 January.

The plan is to develop three large beds (10ftx4ft) and another […]

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New Staff

January 15, 2014
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New Staff at the Homes

Julia Gorringe has just re-joined us as a housekeeper. She is already well known to everyone here as she has been part of BBCH as a housekeeper, a care assistant and in the kitchen for over 20 years. Julia has […]

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How do they do it?

June 14, 2013
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The Bernhard Baron garden has been a picture this belated springtime. Every day there is some exciting discovery as we walk around the Millennium Path.

First the snowdrops and aconites, then the daffodils battered by the wind and rain. Violets, primroses and, yes, fritillaries. The newspapers ask “where […]

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