Inside Arundel care home set in a castle as it opens its doors for a hoedown

St Wilfrid’s Arundel Priory, a care home set in a beautiful Grade II listed castle, opened its doors for an American-style Hoedown to bust some of the myths about living in an old people’s home.

St Wilfrids Arundel Priory is a care home set in a beautiful Grade II listed castle
St Wilfrids Arundel Priory is a care home set in a beautiful Grade II listed castle

Rachel Stalker, manager, said: “It is important to show the local community what life is really like in a care home. Our goal is to be enriching the lives of all our residents.”

Open day at St Wilfrid's Arundel Priory with American-style Hoedown. Photo by Derek Martin DM1924299a

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Open day at St Wilfrid's Arundel Priory with American-style Hoedown. Photo by Derek Martin DM1924297a
Open day at St Wilfrid's Arundel Priory with American-style Hoedown. Photo by Derek Martin DM1924295a
Open day at St Wilfrid's Arundel Priory with American-style Hoedown. Photo by Derek Martin DM1924293a
Resident Elspeth Webb. Photo by Derek Martin DM1924291a
Open day at St Wilfrid's Arundel Priory with American-style Hoedown. Photo by Derek Martin DM1924287a
Children from St Philip's Catholic Primary School, Arundel. Photo by Derek Martin DM1924284a
Arundel schoolchildren with one of the visiting ponies. Photo by Derek Martin DM1924279a
Arundel schoolchildren with one of the visiting ponies. Photo by Derek Martin DM1924276a
Arundel schoolchildren with one of the visiting ponies. Photo by Derek Martin DM1924257a.
Residents Renee Bodimeade, Joy and Joy Steel. Photo by Derek Martin DM1924251a
Joy, one of the residents Photo by Derek Martin DM1924243a
Open day at St Wilfrid's Arundel Priory with American-style Hoedown. Photo by Derek Martin DM1924315a
Open day at St Wilfrid's Arundel Priory with American-style Hoedown. Photo by Derek Martin DM1924313a
Open day at St Wilfrid's Arundel Priory with American-style Hoedown. Photo by Derek Martin DM1924308a
Open day at St Wilfrid's Arundel Priory with American-style Hoedown. Photo by Derek Martin DM1924305a
Open day at St Wilfrid's Arundel Priory with American-style Hoedown. Photo by Derek Martin DM1924303a