Come of age

A sheltered housing scheme, pledged to people in need of sheltered housing in the 1980s, celebrated its 21st birthday with a party on Saturday. About 140 people visited Edina Court, including Councillor David Oliver, mayor of Wisbech, and his party. Five

A sheltered housing scheme, pledged to people in need of sheltered housing in the 1980s, celebrated its 21st birthday with a party on Saturday.

About 140 people visited Edina Court, including Councillor David Oliver, mayor of Wisbech, and his party.

Five different speakers, including Anne Croft, who was manager of the home for 17 years, were also at the party to tell their stories.

And a cake was cut to celebrate the occasion by Molly Seaton, who has lived at the home since it was opened in 1986.


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Lin Stanton, assistant manager, said: "We had a wonderful buffet which I would like to thank the staff for preparing, and everyone enjoyed themselves."

The home, in Harecroft Road, which was owned by apple farmer Alan Hudson and his wife Marjorie, was turned into sheltered housing in 1986 after Mrs Hudson's death.

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The house was pledged to MHA, the housing association which now owns Edina Court, with the condition that 20 flats were built, including one for Mr Hudson and one for his carer, with the rest offered to people in need of sheltered housing.

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