Stowlangtoft home chuffed with its own network rail

Stowlangtoft Hall Nursing Home helpers, residents and staff with the train layout.''Picture Mark Westley ANL-150311-233739009
Stowlangtoft Hall Nursing Home helpers, residents and staff with the train layout.''Picture Mark Westley ANL-150311-233739009
0
Have your say

The gift of a 1950s train set has given Stowlangtoft Hall Nursing Home residents a new, yet nostalgic, interest

The home had been seeking a project for residents and the Hornby 00-gauge set has fired imaginations with residents refurbishing the layout.

Stowlangtoft Hall nursing home appeal for model railway items for their display for residents.'Adrian and Mary Grennville BSE model railway club, Geoff Baugh resident, John Catchpole who original set it was, Ruth French, Alex Ball activities supervisor, Peter Stearn and Ella and Harriet French.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-150311-233728009

Stowlangtoft Hall nursing home appeal for model railway items for their display for residents.'Adrian and Mary Grennville BSE model railway club, Geoff Baugh resident, John Catchpole who original set it was, Ruth French, Alex Ball activities supervisor, Peter Stearn and Ella and Harriet French.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-150311-233728009

With help from Adrian Grenville of Bury St Edmunds’ Model Railway Club, residents are reaping physical and mental rewards from the project.

Home Owner Ruth French said: “We wanted a longer term therapeutic project, something that would be particularly aimed at the gentlemen living here, and we have been thrilled at the response.”

Resident Geoff Baugh, a long-time model railway fan, said: “I have a lot of experience in model railways and am looking forward to helping my fellow residents to create something really special for us to enjoy at Stowlangtoft Hall.”

The Home is now looking for more volunteers as well as any offers of buildings, scenery or rolling stock to boost their set and, perhaps take the initiative to their sister home at Brandon Park.

Contact them on 01359 230216 or enquiries@stowlangtofthealthcare.co.uk.