A celebration cake marking the visit of HRH
The Duke of Gloucester to the new straw houses in Waddington,
Lincolnshire, was shared with residents of a nursing home in the
Cutting the cake became one of the highlights of
the trip for the Duke who then took a slice with him as he moved onto
his next engagements. It was then shared with the 22 residents from St
Paul’s Nursing Home who were delighted to learn that their afternoon
tea treat was specially commissioned for the Royal guest.
It was crafted to look like the pioneering semi-detached straw houses
built by North Kesteven District Council at nearby Brumby Crescent.
Everyone in the village, including residents on trips out from the home,
was fascinated during the eight month construction phase as straw bales
formed he main basis of new energy efficient eco homes.
Chairman of North Kesteven District Council, Cllr Sue Howe later cut
it for the residents, highlighting its Royal provenance and remarking on
how comfortable and welcoming the home was.
Paula Wheat, manager
of St Paul’s, said: “Everyone’s ended up having a slice, and they have
all enjoyed it very much. It was a delicious cake made all the more
special by the Duke’s association with it. We are very grateful to North
Kesteven District Council for thinking of us and allowing us to share
St Pauls Care Home is part of the Majesticare Luxury care group. For more information on Majesticare visit the website.
2nd June 2010