Located in the heart of the Cotswolds in Witney, Merryfield Nursing Home oozes character and charm. It was constructed in 1922, and boasts an informal and friendly ambience, with an emphasis on exceptional elderly care.
Merryfield Nursing Home believes exceptional care goes beyond the four walls of the care home. That is why the home has forged a strong relationship with the #Witney community, whose history dates back to the Iron Age and Roman settlement.
Enthralling history of #Witney
Queen Emma endowed the Bishops of Winchester an estate in Witney in 1044, and this ownership was listed in the Domesday Book. A palace was constructed next to the parish church, and a street in the estate was named after the queen. It was called Queen Emma’s Dyke, a reference to the granting of the estate.
#witney blanket industry is legendary, and records from 1277 show that there was at least one fulling or cloth mill in the area. By the Middle Ages, Witney had turned into a market town with a flourishing blanket and glove making industry. The last blanket mill in the area shut in 2002.
Today, Witney’s famous blanket industry is showcased at the Cogges Manor Farm Museum, where visitors can get an insight into the blanket market, which saw blankets being exported to American Indians in exchange for pelts and furs.
Present-day Witney is a thriving, close-knit community that hosts many events for visitors and the local communities.
Events at #Witney
The vibrant neighbourhood of Witney has many events to keep people entertained. Some of the wonderful events in the area include:
Natural History on the Evenlode
17th April 2016 from 10am to 5pm
Free Canal Boating
Anglo Welsh Boat Centre
17th April 2016
#Witney Beer Festival
St. Mary’s Church
30th April 2016
Finstock Village Hall
7th May 2016 from 8pm to 11:45pm
Craft Day @CoggesWitney
7th May 2016 from 10am to 4pm
#WMF2016 – Witney Music Festival
27th May 2016 to 7th June 2016
Free Vintage Bus Rides
First and third Sundays of the month
Near Woodstock, Oxfordshire