December 2002

Clifton House Upgrade

2002 – Having been closed since the Spring of 2000, Clifton House itself was completely upgraded by late 2002. The conversion now provides ‘sheltered housing’ for over 70 elderly and disabled people and ‘housing with care’ facilities for 27 people. An Interpretative Centre run by the Society occupies the most historic part of the building […]

September 2001

Home from Home appeal

2001 – The Home from Home appeal was reminiscent of the first appeal made by the founders in 1752. This time, private subscriptions and business donations were supplemented by 20th Century enterprises such as abseiling down the front of tall buildings. The appeal raised over £1 million and included a donation of almost £400,000 from […]