November 9th, 2015 | Posted by Willan House in Uncategorized | Visits - (0 Comments)

One of our residents laid a wreath on the war memorial in Bardney village on Remembrance Sunday. He attended the main service as he has done for many years and then participated in the ceremony. Luckily the rain held off long enough for him to walk to the memorial. Clare later held our own Service and a wreath from Willan House was taken to the war memorial at Stainfield church.

Colin was one of the veterans of Bomber Command who attended the unveiling of the Spire in Lincoln in early October. It was a glorious day, blue skies and warm temperatures. He watched the ceremony, saw the Vulcan sweep overhead and described it as ‘a lovely, lovely day’.  Since moving in to Willan then he has been enabled to visit RAF Conningsby where the crew and engineers of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight posed for photographs with him in front of ‘Thumper’ the Lancaster and also had a trip down memory lane in the Heritage Centre at RAF Scampton.




August 22nd, 2011 | Posted by Willan House in Events | Visits - (0 Comments)

We have enjoyed the music from class 3 of Bardney primary school who came and performed for us before the end of term. 25 children and the grown-ups who drove them all piled into the sitting room and we had half an hour of wonderful singing.

The reward was squash and fairy cakes and a promise to invite the school back at Christmas. It was lovely to see the children mix with the residents, some renewing old acquaintances and others coming in to the home for the first time.

We had a 5 generation photograph the other day as Jessie’s family arrived with children grandchildren and great grandchildren. We managed to get everyone in and Jessie is holding her youngest great grandchild.

Alf has also posed for pictures with his great grandson – beautiful he said, isn’t he strong, my what a grip, as the baby clutched on to his finger.

Our newest resident was pleased with her first few days at Willan. ‘The people here are lovely’. Coming into a home is always stressful, but we try to make things as simple as we can, and sometimes it works! It can take 3 -6 months for some to settle and it is always important to maintain links with family and friends.