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Garden Tidy

last Saturday (13th Nov) some of the trustees, residents and volunteers meet up to tidy the front garden. We try to do this a couple of times a year and it keeps things looking neat while also bringing those who come to help together. One… Read More »Garden Tidy


On Sunday 30th Oct 2022 the annual rededication service was held at All Saints Church, opposite the almshouses in Farley. The two buildings were both built under the finance and instruction of Sir Stephen Fox, and each year the almshouse trustees and members of the… Read More »Rededication

Thank you & Sept Update

Thank you very much to everyone who came and supported our music event on 21st August. We’re all really pleased that it went so well, and we’ve had quite a few messages of thanks, so we think everyone had a great night! Even the weather managed to help us out, just in the nick… Read More »Thank you & Sept Update

Party in 2 Weeks!!

There are just 2 weeks left until our Big Party on the 21st August, so now’s the time to get around to booking your tickets from our website’s Party page if you haven’t already! Before they sell out… We have two excellent tribute bands coming… Read More »Party in 2 Weeks!!

Great Book Update

Farley Hospital was commissioned by Sir Stephen Fox and opened in 1682. A Great Book was written in for the first time by Sir Stephen in Mid Summer 1682. The book measures 18″ x 12″, it is still in it’s original leather binding, the paper… Read More »Great Book Update

Garden Progress

Since I first walked into the gardens at Farley Hospital a huge amount of work has been completed to reinvigorate them by a small group of residents, trustees and volunteers. This post is going to give you an idea of what we started with and… Read More »Garden Progress

Winter Upgrades

This is a retrospective post about all the work that has happened at Farley Hospital over the Winter. Some updates were shared in the Dunn Valley News before, but now that we have a website it’s here too in a bit more detail. We have… Read More »Winter Upgrades

Shorn Lawn

We have a large lawn in the wardenry gardens. One area has been a lawn for a very long time and has previously been of sufficient quality and flatness to host croquette and tennis matches. The second area was formal flowerbeds until a few years… Read More »Shorn Lawn