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Eastbridge Seal

The Eastbridge Hospital Seal. This is the original female part of a two part seal which would have been filled with hot sealing wax and then compressed in a machine similar to the modern (Victorian!) one we now use but which “cuts” the image of St Thomas onto paper rather than creating a wax impression. […]

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Garden in Bloom

The garden is definitely bloomin’ lovely this time of year.  The flowers are just stunning and our gardeners inform us that the scent is quite amazing.

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Duck Update

Many of you have asked how our ducks are doing and I am pleased to report we still have 6 ducklings who are most definitely getting bigger and spending more time in the water.  We also have moorhen chicks, which are often seen frantically trying to keep up with their parents.  Unlike the ducks, the […]

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A Grey Day....

Despite it feeling like winter and the sun most definitely having disappeared, the wildlife in the garden is still watching our gardeners busy at work. I understand the robin is a regular visitor.

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A Busy Day...

Today has all been about making compost.  Our new gardeners, Robert and Tracey have been busy creating new compost areas so all garden waste is recycled back into the ground.

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A day in the Life......

Our weekly blog from our gardeners. This Week in The Garden…… 27th May 2020 Another busy week! Monday prune and reshape the two apple trees in the long border in the Cloister Garth. Originally these trees were planted as espaliers and fanned out horizontally along the wall. Unfortunately they have been so vigorous over the […]

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Garden at Eastbridge

Our small courtyard garden at Eastbridge has always been somewhat unloved.  Recently, thanks to two of our indwellers and our new gardeners, it has undergone a transformation. We can not wait to get back to Eastbridge after the lockdown and enjoy sitting out there.

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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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