Wilford House, Rowley Bank, Stafford

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Date:1964

Description:Dining Room at Wilford House.

Built in 1920, number 47, Rowley Bank was purchased by Eventide Home Ltd in 1950. The following year it was renamed Wilford House and opened as a home for the elderly. A new wing was added in 1959 which meant there were rooms for 18 residents. In 1964-65 a third and final extension was added raising the number of residents to 31. The home closed in 2020.

The house was named after Sidney Miner Wilford, a prominent member of Stafford Rotary Club and a prime mover in setting up Eventide Homes for the aged. Originally from Market Harborough in Leicestershire, he joined W.H. Dorman & Co in 1918, becoming a director in 1920, and then Chairman and Managing Director in 1938. He died on 8 December 1946, aged 63.

Photographer: Bertram Sinkinson, Stafford.

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Donor ref:P89_007_0001_004 (37/45946)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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