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The Foundry

With the current COVID-19 Pandemic like everyone else, we have struggled to get hold of Hand Sanitiser.  We are a working almshouse and our Indwellers (residents) are very vulnerable. A chance email to The Foundry and they were absolutely amazing.  Not only have they offered us bottles of sanitiser, they have also said they will continue […]

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Life in the Gardens

Another gorgeous day in the garden and even more exciting the moorhen chicks have been seen for the first time today.  Spring is definitely here and looking wonderful in the garden.

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Ducklings

Now anyone who has been to Eastbridge will have seen the ducks who happily swim up and down the river.  Every year we get so excited when they start laying and this year we have 8 ducklings.  Our ducks are very loved and even during lockdown, our indwellers are still feeding them and sending us […]

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Blustery Day

It’s certainly a blustery day out there, but that hasn’t stopped our gardeners, Robert and Tracy.  Our resident fox is very keen to see what is going on and spends hours watching them.  The garden is full of colour and I understand that the bird song is absolutely wonderful to hear.  Hopefully it wont be […]

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Eastbridge Resident Pug

Meet Pug.  He moved into Eastbridge last year and has stolen everyones hearts.  He’s often seen trotting about the building, and yes he does think he owns Eastbridge! If you come to visit us, you maybe lucky enough to meet Pug.

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January Dinner

Every year Eastbridge holds a dinner as a way of thanking everyone for their hard work over the year.  This year we were honoured to have not only have the Archdeacon join us, but also the Bishop of Dover. The photos do not show how wonderful Eastbridge looked that evening.  Thanks has to be given […]

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Garden in the Sunshine

Another lovely day in the garden.  Even better that the statue of St Francis has been found safe and sound.  He is now back in place.

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Spring Time

Our wonderful gardeners have been hard at work. And as we can not get to see the garden right now, it’s lovely getting their photos as a reminder of what we have to come. http://www.robertjonesgardenservices.com  

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Wild Meadow Gardens

We are very proud that each year we enter the Canterbury In Bloom and our wonderful wild meadow garden is the star attraction.  This has been lovingly cared for by our gardener Jeremy Foad.  Jeremy can tell you every type of flower growing there.  It’s wonderful on a summers day, to sit and listen to […]

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Spring Day Garden

Lovely spring photos from the Franciscan gardens, which although we can’t visit at the moment, is a reminder for when we can go there.

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