Prince the Gosling and the Baxendale Geese Family

Prince the Gosling and the Baxendale Geese Family

Back in May when we were celebrating the Royal Baby, we ended up with baby news ourselves! We rescued a baby gosling! It was captured and taken home by a very naughty neighbouring cat. The neighbour brought it in to us in a washing up bowl looking very dishevelled and...
VE Day Celebrations at Baxendale Care Home

VE Day Celebrations at Baxendale Care Home

On Wednesday 8th May, we had a fantastic VE Day celebration with decorations, our tables laid out as if it were a street party laden with wine and jam roly poly.  At 3pm we turned on the wireless to listen to Winston Churchill’s famous speech declaring that the...
Beekeeper Talk at Baxendale

Beekeeper Talk at Baxendale

In April, we had our guest speaker Lorraine who is a beekeeper. She gave us lots of information about the different types of bees around and all the hard work they have to do to produce the honey that we eat. She also bought a hive with her to show us and talked...
8 Facts from Baxendale Care Home Minute Books

8 Facts from Baxendale Care Home Minute Books

Minute Books are hand-written records that reveal fascinating details about our care home from 1890 onwards.  Here are some revelations: The bank balance in 1890 was £145 Annual salaries in 1890 totalled £150 In September 1890 Woodside (Baxendale’s former name)...
Memories from our Residents at Baxendale Care Home

Memories from our Residents at Baxendale Care Home

We were delighted when our residents decided that they wanted a turn at speaking at our monthly coffee morning and share their memories with others at our care home. We had Grace who spoke about her childhood growing up in Totteridge. Then Ken and Sylvia who spoke...