A Brief History The former Winsford Cottage Hospital is a Grade II* listed building, designed by the distinguished Arts & Crafts architect C.F.A. Voysey, a contemporary of William Morris and Edwin Lutyens. It is the only building in the United Kingdom designed by him that is still in public ownership. Despite 50 years in the … click to read more
Monday 28 May had been decided on for the planting out of the Jubilee Garden. Unfortunately, this was later than planned, due to the difficulty of finding a date which was convenient to the maximum number of members. The afternoon was overcast, with a hint of rain in the air, so was just perfect for … click to read more
This is the second installment to our project the ‘Queens Jubilee Border 2012‘. Tuesday 24 April had been chosen for the working party to lift the turf for the Queens Jubilee Border, since it was forecast to be dry all day. An unusual thing in this very wet month. Since the Garden Club Chairman, Anne … click to read more
The Condition Survey, funded by English Heritage and The Pilgrim Trust is almost complete and we shall soon know the size and likely cost of the task ahead. There have been many meetings with the various consultants involved and we hope to see the comprehensive results of their work at the beginning of May. Meanwhile, … click to read more
The Chairman of Winsford Trust wondered if the Halwill Garden Club, who have their monthly meetings in the Winsford Centre, would like to do a Queens Jubilee Garden in the Grounds, to add yet another strand in the Winsford history and to give the Garden Club a practical project which connected them with their base. … click to read more
Visit from the University of Plymouth Educational Links One of the Trust’s objectives is to build close links with West Country universities, colleges and schools in order to establish a role for the former Winsford Cottage Hospital as a valuable educational resource. On 29 February we were pleased to welcome a party of postgraduate students … click to read more
Listed Buildings – A Past with a Future The Winsford Trust has embarked on a long journey to restore this unique grade II* listed building for future generations to enjoy. The building is over 100 years old and of great architectural significance. Requirement came to light in recent years through the obvious sign of wear … click to read more
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