UPTON GRANGE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Mrs Jenny Marsh, Chairman of the Home’s Committee, welcomed everyone and spoke of its history. “This beautiful Regency house, Upton Grange, first opened its door to residents in 1965 after it was bought for the princely sum of £9,250.” Mrs Marsh continued, “A series of small but profitable fund-raising events were held which raised money for furnishings and the Home was originally equipped by gifts from individuals, local committees and incoming residents. Through the years it has continued to receive gifts of furnishings from residents and their relatives.”
On the day, new residents and those for whom Upton Grange has been home for many years, appreciated the opportunity to praise the care they receive, the homely atmosphere and the dedication of the care and catering staff. Amongst those celebrating were the President of the Trust, Sir William Bromley-Davenport and Cheshire East Council’s Mayor,
Cllr Hilda Gaddum.
Mrs Nancy Chenevix-Trench, who has resided at Upton Grange the longest, joined Mrs Marsh, Mrs Julia Jackson and Manager Mrs Jacqui Ross in cutting the 50th Anniversary cake which was then served to all the guests and which everyone enjoyed with their tea including the ladies of the fundraising committee below. A lovely afternoon was had by all and very many congratulations go to all those lucky enough to be connected with Upton Grange.
Here’s to the next 50 years!