27th July 2018

60th Wedding Anniversary Celebration for Couple Who Met in Paris

Mollie and Peter Nelson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on 26 July with a party for family and friends at The Manor House care home in Knaresborough where they now live.

The couple met in Paris in 1956 whilst on a Methodist holiday trip. Peter first held Mollie’s hand at the top of the Eiffel Tower and their first kiss was at the Arc de Triomphe.

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2nd July 2018

Catwalking with The Bowes Museum

Residents at The Manor House Barnard Castle have had an insight into the glamorous world of fashion photography and a sneak peek at some of the photos from ‘Catwalking: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore’, the new exhibition opening soon (7 July) at the famous Bowes Museum.

Julia Dunn, education learning coordinator for The Bowes, led the session at The Manor House which involved discussion of the photographs and modelling a fabulous white feather shawl from the museum’s handling collection.

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29th June 2018

Award Winning Watercolour Skills at The Manor House Whickham

The watercolour class at The Manor House Whickham has won an award for their dedication to improving their artistic skills.

They were awarded the second prize in the Learning for Life category of Gateshead Council’s learningSkills awards, and the award plaque will be displayed at The Manor House.

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15th June 2018

Blaydon Race Big Wish Comes True for Mary

Mary Armstrong, a resident at The Manor House Whickham, was the first to cross the finish line for the 2018 Blaydon Race held on 9 June.

"Mary, who celebrated her 100th birthday in October, loves to sing the Blaydon Races song," explained Krysta Bruynson, lifestyle coordinator at The Manor House.

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23rd May 2018

The Manor House Knaresborough Celebrates in Style

Residents, families and staff celebrated the Royal wedding in style with a fabulous afternoon garden party on Saturday 19 May, followed by an FA Cup Final big screen special event.

The garden party was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Knaresborough Councillor David Goode and Mrs Catherine Goode. Delicious homemade sandwiches, scones and cakes were served throughout the afternoon and entertainment was provided by singer Emma James.

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