An Important Statement To Our Supporters

“It has come to the attention of the Trustees that there is a rumour that the Winsford Centre is unsafe. This is completely untrue. The building has suffered, like many others, from the ongoing extreme weather and over the Christmas and New Year period a leak appeared in the room which the history and gardening … click to read more

Lyndridge Care – New Service

For many years the Winsford Trust played host to a twice weekly luncheon club. Unfortunately in 2011 this service had to be withdrawn due to insufficient funding and lack of support. This was a decision that was not taken lightly by the Trust and the Trustees have been working tirelessly to reinstate it. Alas, funding … click to read more

The Grand Christmas Hamper Draw

Xmas-Draw-(3)

The draw for the Winsford Christmas hamper was made by the Garden Club Chairman, Anne Russell, at the Garden Club Christmas party on Tuesday 18th December. The winning ticket was yellow 1007 purchased by Sue Goodman of Halwill Junction. Sue was thrilled with the Christmas hamper and was pleased to support the Winsford Trust in … click to read more

Halwill Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Councillor Barry Parsons, Leader of Torridge District Council and Ward Councillor for Halwill, officially dedicated the revamped car park at the Parish Hall and the new steps to the playing field, to be known as the Jubilee Steps. He then drew the winning name of the school child who would have the honour of planting … click to read more

Arts And Crafts Exhibition

One of the finest Arts and Craft buildings in Britain is hosting an exhibition of stamped book cover designs from the Arts and Crafts period. Blackwells is a true Arts and Crafts house designed by architect Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott (1865 – 1945) and completed in 1900. From Rossetti to Voysey: Arts & Crafts Stamped … click to read more

Parson Jack Russell’s Doctor

Mr Thomas Linnington Ash LRCP (Edinburgh) MRCS (England) Thomas Linnington Ash was the Winsford Hospital’s first attending medical officer and a Justice of the Peace for Devon since 1890. Of interest to many will be that fact that he was also the doctor attending the Reverend Jack Russell – he who bred the eponymous terrier. … click to read more

Bernard Partridge – Winsford Trust’s Very Own Mr Punch

The Winsford archive contains the Visitor Book, started when the hospital was opened in 1900. It is clear that during the early days a number of the visitors were house guests of Molly Webb-Medley. One that stands out is Bernard Partridge (1861- 1945) who, with his wife, visited the hospital in August 1910. Punch Magazine … click to read more

Art Nouveau – The Reseau Art Nouveau Network

The Réseau Art Nouveau Network is a European coordination network, which brings together today many European cities around their magnificent Art nouveau heritage, in order to pursue an ambitious programme of study, protection and enhancer of Art nouveau. Enterprising and committed, the Network defends a scientific approach and aims in the same time to inform … click to read more

The Winsford Trust – Article For The William Morris Society 2012

Winsford Cottage Hospital - Rear Elevation

Tucked away in Halwill Junction, Devon, just a few steps from the tourist route to Bude and the North Cornwall coast is a unique product of the Arts and Crafts movement. The building was a gift to the parishes of North Devon from Maria Webb-Medley, a generous patron of the arts. C.F.A. Voysey is principally … click to read more

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