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25 October 2023

Brenda's dream has come true!

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Following on from the success of publicising her first book, Lavender Hills’ Benda has been recognised by Bury Archives.

Acknowledge by Bury Library, her book has joined other significant pieces of history such as parish records, newspaper articles, historical maps and online resources.

Brenda’s book, The House on the Hill, looks at the history of Lavender Hills Care Home from 1853 – 2023.

The home which overlooks Ramsbottom, and the Lancashire countryside was originally built by Samuel Porritt, a local businessman and philanthropist, for his family and was named ‘The Cliffe’.

The book is full of photos and facts, and all at Millennium Care are delighted that Brenda’s hard skill and dedication is now housed within the Search Room, located on the ground floor of Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre and is readily available to the public.

“I’m so pleased that my book has been recognised in the local library. To have them include my work and give me the opportunity to feature my book is amazing. I’m very thankful.

“I like this house; I think it’s beautiful and the history of it became very interesting to me. I love the grounds, inside and out and I wanted to learn as much as I could about the history and how it’s developed into the home it is today.”

Brenda Flavell

“The book offers an interesting insight into the history of one of the oldest houses in the area steeped in history. It was always Brenda's dream to have a book published and now it's found a home in the local library, Brenda's dream has come true!"

Abi, Activity Coordinator at Lavender Hills

Learn more about Lavender Hills here.

Kathryn Barton
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Kathryn Barton
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