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We have been restricting external visitors coming into the house. But with restrictions now easing, we have recommenced our Monday evening soirees for residents only and certain other charitable raising external events which adhere to government guidance.
Fortunately, everybody at Danny has stayed safe and continued to enjoy the companionship and high level of service that Danny offers its residents. Families have visited their relatives in the gardens. As a single household, we have been able to enjoy picnics in the park under the ancient oak tree, drinks parties and little John’s [...]
We celebrated the safe arrival of baby John and his Christening at Holy Trinity Church Hurstpierpoint. Residents, family and friends danced samba with the Marta Scott Dance troupe and we toasted John with champagne to wish him a happy and fulfilled life.
The Weiss Gallery in London are selling a painting of George Goring for £350,000. It was painted in 1581 by George Gower (1540 – 1596) who was the most prominent painter at the Court of Elizabeth 1. This George Goring was the second owner of Danny after it was rebuilt by his father. The painting was [...]
The old 1960s greenhouse by the grass tennis court has been replaced by a fine Victorian style Alitex greenhouse located against the garden wall at the eastern end of the gardens. Though the landscaping has yet to be completed, eager residents are already potting and preparations are being made for tea pots, kettles and Rattan chairs.
On 2nd March, Richard married his piano teacher Penny at Holy Trinity Church Hurstpierpoint. Afterwards, they hosted a champagne reception for 300 guests at Danny, followed by dinner, speeches and dancing. Penny performed one of her compositions with the Brighton Film Quartet during the service and sang ‘Nobody does it Better’ to lure Richard onto the [...]
Some of the larger paintings in the Great Hall are being cleaned and conserved by French lady, Amandine Thepaut. She frst cleans the paintings with water using a delicate sponge, and then slowly dissolves away the centuries of grime and old varnish using solvents and alcohol, to reveal the original colours of the paintings. She will [...]
On a glorious summer day, nearly 1,000 people attended a garden party to commemorate the end of WW1 and Prime Minister Lloyd George agreeing to the terms of the Armistice whilst resident at Danny. The bronze sculpture by Philip Jackson was unveiled by Colin Prickett, who was celebrating being a resident at Danny for 21 years. [...]