“It was a wonderful day of great local people and medieval revelry!” said Charles, who has valuation and auction rooms in Etwall in Derbyshire, London and an auction showroom at Bishton Hall near Stafford.
“In my world of antiques, Barrowhill Hall hits the heights, it’s a wonderful listed building.
“We had a great day celebrating the home’s history and its success.”
It was a return to the site for Charles, who opened Churnet Lodge three years ago.
“It was wonderful to see Charles here again,” said home manager, Matthew Whitfield.
“He brings such energy and everyone loved meeting him because of his warmth and his genuine interest in them and their items.
“It’s also great to open our doors to the community – and for me to get cooking on the barbecue!”
We were delighted to welcome members of Uttoxeter Walking Club recently, to stop by for tea and cake on one of their planned walks.
We’re lucky to enjoy a beautiful setting and we notice walkers coming close to the home on a regular basis. So we invited the Uttoxeter group to come to have some refreshments that would keep them going on their route along the Limestone Way.
And they were delighted to accept.
As well as giving the walkers a chance to refuel, it was an opportunity for our residents to chat to new people and talk about the joys of walking.
Maureen in particular was a keen rambler. She still enjoys a turn around the JCB lake and our gardens, but longer distances are a little beyond her now.
She loved talking to the walkers and posed for photographs out on our terrace overlooking the surrounding countryside.
There was even a four-legged rambler who joined in, and our residents are always thrilled to see canine company!
“We’re a key part of our community,” said home manager, Matthew Whitfield.
“As well as us going out into the local area we welcome people in.
“New faces and new experiences are really stimulating for our residents and we hope we added something to the ramblers’ walk, too.
We were delighted to welcome members of Uttoxeter Lions Club into our home, after establishing a relationship that will help hundreds of local men to be screened for prostate cancer.
Barrowhill Hall is part-sponsoring a screening session on Thursday 6th June, the eve of the Lions’ Beer Festival. The event is aimed at those aged 50 and over, and hopes to screen more than 700 men.
“With prostate cancer on the increase, the beer festival which funds the screening has become our biggest fundraiser,” said Lions member, Steve Shields.
“We are extremely grateful to all of the local businesses who support the screening but especially to Barrowhill Hall being one of the main sponsors alongside RBA Wealth Management and JCB. Last year we screened 520 men, we have made provisions to screen 750 this year.”
We treated our Lions guests to a tour of our home and a special lunch.
“We are all extremely impressed with the facilities at Barrowhill Hall,” commented Steve. “As soon as you walk in you receive a warm and positive welcome, its bright, very clean and has a lovely atmosphere. The facilities are modern and its obvious a lot of thought and care has gone into the design aspects. The views over JCB and rolling hills and simply stunning.”
The Uttoxeter Lions prostate screening session will take place on Thursday 6th June 6.00pm -8.30pm at Oldfield’s Sports and Social Club Ground on Springfield Road.