Monthly Archives: May 2015

Garden takes shape for Leominster in Bloom


Marius standing beside the completed wooden troughs, brilliantly made, that surround the fountain. Mike from Leominster in Bloom pops by to confirm the date the judging date IMG_0298 Steve does a marvellous job planting rosemary, fuschias, marigolds, labelia and patio roses in Marius’s wooden troughs. Meanwhile Wendy does a terrific job planting ‘Magic carpet’ in pots for the horse and cart planter.IMG_0306 IMG_0307

Hans visits his friend Ron and also new friend Eric as the red troughs are planted while they chat. Thank you Hans.


Pebbles from June were being painted by Anne and Ray and also Wendy and other residents. Eric, Ron and Tony made a start on painting Marius wooden plant troughs….trying to do this before the sun disappeared behind a cloud…. Anne and Ray IMG_0227 IMG_0231 IMG_0234

Marius began construct plant troughs that will surround the fountain and window boxes (painted red by Tom) IMG_0225 IMG_0226

It began with Emma and residents making garden themed displays hanging in the  windows….IMG_0220 IMG_0222Please take some time to look on our conversations page for some fascinating insights on schooldays, working life, school trips and wartime memories from Ron B, Eric, Cara and Colleen and Anne E.

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The Forbury art displayed in The Courtyard, Hereford

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On Thursday 21st May 2015 we opened the Travelling by Moonlight exhibition at The Courtyard in Hereford city centre. The opening of the exhibition brought people from far and wide to see artwork made by residents at The Forbury, including a ‘Clothing’ project (unfinished, but it was too good, even in its unfinished state not to exhibit)  made with pupils from Leominster Primary School, a ‘Circus’ textile wall hanging and several other collaborative paintings. Every single resident, member of staff and many family members have contributed to this highly successful show of work. Art made by Jeanette, Tom, Gez and Marsha, who all have worked with residents is also included in this exhibition.

This exhibition has already been visited by a group of residents who found the show exciting and interesting – its not often we can say “our work in on display in a prestigious gallery for everyone to enjoy and see”. More residents over the following weeks will enjoy a trip to the exhibition. The show was due to close on 12 July but will possibly stay up until September (TBC).

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Bon Marche Sale

Bon Marche sale of  Summer fashions:  this  Thursday 21st May, 2.30pm – 4.30pm at The Forbury.
Please come and find a bargain!
There will also be some menswear available to order from the catalogue.
If you would like to assist your relative or friend at The Forbury to make purchases, we would be grateful if you could ensure that there are sufficient funds held at The Forbury for them.  Thank you.
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Please take time to read some interesting reminiscence on our Conversations page, memories of the VE day celebrations and street parties and wartime memories from Muriel B.

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