Our history, looking at June

Posted on 05 July 2016

Our history, looking at June

Continuing the walk through our history, this time looking at the month of June over the years.

Highlights included:

  • On 20th June 1951 Mrs Lyne, Lady Mayoress, officially opened the first ever laundrette in elderly accommodation at Strathedon (pictured right).
  • In June 1953 the Evening Post (now Bristol Post) sponsored ‘Tour of the Lights’ which carried 600 mostly housebound elderly around Bristol in volunteers’ cars – no mean feat in the days before mass car ownership!
  • In June 1993 Brunelcare’s Robinson House, Saffron Court, and St John’s Court were opened.  St John’s Court was our first sheltered housing scheme built with warden-call technology; Robinson House and Saffron Court introduced a new generation of nursing homes.

For more details see Our June History

Author: Helen

Tags: Brunelcare, History, Housing

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