Remarkable Lives

Our ‘Remarkable Lives’ project is our way of highlighting that residents who choose to live with us were not “born old” and they have all, in some way, led remarkable lives and have amazing stories to tell.

This project is another way of helping to ensure that all the staff at the home are aware of the residents’ pasts and can use this to create a connection and friendship with those they look after.  It has also generated a lot of interest, gaining local and national press coverage.

Remarkable Lives Profiles

  • Aged 18, as radio operator on HMS Moorsom he listened to U-boat radio frequencies in order to locate their pos

  • Winning the Black Country League for the Brierley Hill Boys. National Service in the 35th Signals Regiment in

  • One of the finest cricketers of his generation playing 79 tests for England.

  • Aged 20 (approx), in an RAF Maintenance Unity in WW2 helping to keep the Lancaster Bombers flying. He then had

  • Aged 24 and aged 93 on 22nd August 2015. Junior Commander ATS 93rd Searchlight Regt of the Royal Artillery.

  • Aged 17, on Brighton Beach. Aged 18, married the love of her live and emigrated to Los Angeles to work on the

  • Aged 25 (approx), working for Civil Service War Office. Aged 96, we were proud to have Mrs Hands living with u

  • As the summer of Olympics cases we celebrate the Remarkable Life of Mary Wixey who lives in our newest Home, R

  • Aged 21, on her birthday in 1926! Aged 25, on her wedding day in 1951. Aged 25, off to work in London in the C

  • Aged 20, trained in the piano at The Royal College of Music after war time in the Met Office. Accompanied on t

  • Aged 25 (approx), in Venice leading a Wallace Arnold Coach Tour, whilst on holiday from teaching Geography in

  • Aged 18, Playing his red guitar. In 1987 he played in the No1 hit ‘Star Trekkin’ across the Univer

  • Aged 20, Flight Offer, in front of a Beaufort Bristol Torpedo Bomber. Aged 92, living with us at Astell House,

  • Aged 12 (approx), grown up in Rochdale down the road from Gracie Fields. Aged 24, RAF National Service, Assist

  • Aged 25, Royal Naval Engineer landing on Tana in the Pacific Isles. Aged 84, awarded an Hon Degree from Surrey

  • Aged 7, in Sough Armagh, Ireland with his brothers and Grandparents. Degree in Mathematics, Oxford University

  • Aged 23, Loughborough PE College in 1949 & St. Paul’s College Cheltenham. Brian also served in the R

  • None of what we do would be possible if it wasn’t for Miss Lilian M Faithfull. Age 30, Captain and Presi

  • Age 20, Officer attached to Bletchley Park Intelligence Corp. Age 25, receiving a 1st Class English Degree fro

  • With his wife (both ballroom dancers) at their home in Cheltenham. Age 95, RAF 81 Spitfire Squadron – on

  • Age 25, office, Radar Operations, RAF Coastal Command Northwood 1946. Age 94, we are proud to have Jeannie liv

  • Age 24, Chief Petty Officer HMS Thesus Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier. Age 89, living with us at Astell House, Ch

  • Age 20: An ace Spitfire pilot, he went on to the fly the Mustang 4 in 154 Squadron giving long range escorts t

  • One of Britain’s finest Operatic Tenors – Sang at Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera. Rome, Paris

  • Aged 30 (approx) – GP in Cheltenham since 1959 and a former Trustee. Aged 86, we were so privileged to h

  • Flight Lieutenant Derek Tapson – 197 Typhoon Squadron heavily active on D-Day in Normandy. Receiving the

  • Aged 21, Working of the Admiralty as Secretary to the First Lord Winston Churchill! Aged 22, Working in the Ad

  • Aged 30, Studying Theology at Ridley College, Cambridge. Canon Emeritus at Ripon Cathedral, Vicar in Fulham, L

  • Aged 20, approx 1944 serving in the Woman’s Royal Navy Service. Aged 90, living with us at St Faith̵