Latest news and Events

The latest news and events of life at Fernlea

Fernlea Welcomes Hartbeeps Baby Group

Fernlea welcomed Hartbeeps Baby Group for an inter-generational group activity. Hartbeeps joined Fernlea residents for a drink and playtime. The activities were thoroughly enjoyed by residents. All money made was donated to Ollies Army: a charity dedicated to raising awareness for Battens Disease... read more

The Great Fernlea Bake Off

Thank you to everyone who supported and participated in our Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off, over £140 was raised for this wonderful charity. The residents and visitors decided the best bakers award should go to Elisa and Ellen for their rainbow unicorn. Thank you to Peter Herds Cakes for their donation. Residents and visitors thoroughly enjoyed the... read more

Stand up to Cancer Fundraiser

On Saturday 7th April, 2pm-4pm, we will be holding a ‘Bake Off’ fundraiser for Stand Up To Cancer!!! We will be selling cakes and coffee galore!! If you’re in the baking spirit, on the day we will also be having a ‘Wackiest Cake Competition’ which will be judged bake off style If you would like to donate a cake, or join in with our wackiest cake competition, please bring in your cake before 2pm on Saturday... read more

Happy Birthday Alice!

Alice was born on 13/02/1915 in Patricroft, Manchester to proud parents Elizabeth and Charles Wilson, she has an older sister, Muriel, and a younger brother, John. This year Alice is celebrating her 103rd Birthday! She remembers having a lovely childhood despite the experience of major historical events, including 2 world wars. She was only a baby during World War 1, but remembers vividly World War 2 when she lived in Barrow and was signed up for “War work”. In her early twenties she married John Ramsbottom, known as Jack at St Cuthberts Church. Two daughters Judith Helen and Kathryn Gill soon made the family complete. Growing up, Alice thoroughly enjoyed reading in her spare time, which was a rare occasion, as she also had a passion and talent for amateur dramatics alongside a love for ballroom dancing. Alice also had a secret passion for motorbikes and, unbeknown to her parents, often went pillion riding with her friends. She says if she could still get on a motorbike, she would love to have another go. Alice and her family enjoyed holidays as often as possible in different areas, including France, Switzerland, Scotland, Wales and in Alice’s words the posh part of Blackpool (St Annes). Alice and her siblings were all teachers. Alice did teacher training in Ripon, then went on to teach in Ripon, Yorkshire, followed by teaching in Barrow in Furness, then St Georges in Stockport as a primary teacher eventually progressing on to be Head Mistress. St Georges school have arranged to surprise Alice by visiting Fernlea and singing for her on her birthday. A party has been... read more

Summer Fair 2017!

Fernlea is holding their annual summer fair on the 19th August! The fair will be held from 2pm-4pm. Everyone is invited to come and have a drink, enjoy some cakes and have some... read more