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Gunpowder, Treason and Plot at Holbeche House

Did you know? Holbeche House is the final resting place for some of those involved in the Gunpowder plot of 1605. Although many of us think the end of the plot was 5th November when the infamous Guy Fawkes was arrested in the cellars at the Houses of Parliament after the attempted assassination of King James. A number of his fellow plotters in fact actually fled up North where they met their end at Holbeche House on the 7th November.

Unbeknown to most, Guy Fawkes was just the ‘hit man’ of the whole operation. Robert Catesby was the central character in the plot who led his men up to the West Midlands where they hid at Holbeche House. In tow with them, they had a store of weapons and gunpowder which became wet from the rain. Perhaps from lack of knowledge, they thought the best way to dry out the gunpowder was to put it in front of the fire. The fire sparked and caused a huge explosion which injured many.

The explosion attracted attention and Holbeche House was surrounded the next day. Catesby died from his injuries as well as a number of others, some were arrested and others continued to flee around the country.

This part of the plot will be shown in the third episode of the BBC Drama ‘Gunpowder’ starring Kit Harrington, Liv Tyler and Mark Gatiss

Although much of the original building was destroyed in the explosion, evidence from it still remains at Holbeche House where bullet marks can be seen on the walls from the stand-off. There is also a priest hole in the home that is on display for all to see. It was thought that this was a tunnel made by the plotters in an attempt of escape, but it was in fact just used for water storage under the house.

The home will also feature on the third episode of another BBC Programme called ‘Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents’ which details the plot from a difference perspective.

For more information about Holbeche House Care Home, please visit their home page.

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15 Dec 2017

The team at The Sycamore and Poplars Care Home in Mansfield celebrated a huge 120 years’ worth of experience last week, as 5 team members received long service awards.

Karen Gilbert, Home Manager presented the7 team members with their Long Service Certificates and gifts as a thank you for their continued dedication and hard work.

Karen said: “It was a pleasure presenting the team with their awards. I want to say massive congratulations to them all for their continued dedication and hard work. They’re all thought of very highly here in the Sycamore and Poplars by the rest of the team, the residents and their relatives.”

Are you looking for a care home in Mansfield? The Sycamore and Poplars Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.

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14 Dec 2017

Residents at Riverside View Care Home in Darlington welcomed Age Concern into the home last week to celebrate everything armed forces related and the service given by veterans.

Claire Westmorland, Home Manager, said: “We have a number of residents in our home who served in the war, and it was nice for them to share their stories, but also a little emotional as many touched on the friends who never made it home. Representatives from Age Concern also shared their service experience, displaying their medals and other momentous from their time in service. I want to thank everyone who has given their service to protect Queen and Country. We’re all very proud of you.”

Are you looking for a care home in Darlington? Riverside View Care Home provides support for residential care, dementia care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.

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14 Dec 2017

The team at Havencourt Care Home in Stonehaven came together to celebrate multiple colleague achievements at the home.

Chris Rose and Jamie Nicoll completed their SVQ Level 2, Lavinia Rose completed her SVQ Level 3. Vicky Costello and Iwona Lutchman have completed their Senior Nurse Care Assistant Programme.

SVQs are based on national standards which are drawn up by people from industry, commerce and education. They are badges or benchmarks of competence, so they work as a guarantee that someone who holds an SVQ can do the job the qualification covers.

Senior Nursing Care Assistants take on a higher level of responsibility and provide special resident experiences every day. The role can, and has, inspired many to explore further development pathways into Nursing or Home Management.

Rhona McGregor, Home Manager, said: “I’m very proud of the team here. They’ve worked really hard and thoroughly deserve this recognition. The skills they’ve learnt will further enhance the care they give to the residents here at Havencourt, which from what I can see is an added bonus, as the team here are already doing a fantastic job.”

Are you looking for a care home in Stonehaven? Havencourt Care Home provides support for residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care, specialist care and intermediate care.

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14 Dec 2017

As part of Oaktree Care Home in Yate’s festive preparations, they wanted to make sure everyone had the opportunity to meet Santa.

Leading the way was resident kitty cat Oakley, although when he met the big man, he seemed less than impressed.

Denise Mackereth, Home Manager, said: “The festive spirit has definitely hit Oaktree. Everyone, except Oakley, was excited to see our inflatable Santa. It definitely got us in the mood to see the real thing. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Oaktree.”

Are you looking for a care home in Yate? Oaktree Care Home provides support for residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.

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