Bloomin’ Marvellous

​We ared delighted to say that St Joseph’s Homestead, another local almshouse charity administered by the trustees of the Municipal Charities of Stratford upon Avon, was awarded first place in the Community Category in this year’s Stratford in Bloom competition. Well done to the residents and Nick Stephens (gardener).

Tyler House

Thanks to the historic William Tyler Charity which holds a small property and land portfolio, Tyler House, close to the town centre in Tyler Street, will soon be buzzing again. A substantial grant from the Town Trust has enabled Stratford Samaritans to renovate Tyler House from which Rachel Key, Manager, will run the innovative Community Hub for the benefit of the …

Change of Chairman

​We would like to place on record our thanks ​to Tim Hewson-Stoate for giving of his time and expertise so readily during the last five years, two of which he served as Chairman. After deciding to stand down as trustee, Tim handed over his role as Chairman to Jenny Howard at our AGM in June…congratulations Jenny!

Stratford in Bloom

​Congratulations are due to the residents of Guild Cottages!All their hard work in the rear gardens has paid off; they have been awarded first prize in the Community category by Stratford in Bloom.​Details of the other winners can be found at

Thanks to our Funding Partners

The Trustees would like to say a massive thank you to the Grants Committee of the Stratford Town Trust for the magnificent grant of £22,000 awarded towards the cost of refurbishing the stone porches at the Mary Newland’s Almshouses. This gift, which has taken a great weight off our shoulders, is a one-off award in recognition of the heritage aspect …

Hertitage Open Days 2011

Unfortunately, our organisation will not be participating in the Heritage Open Days Event this year.  Nevertheless, if you are visiting Stratford-upon-Avon, you will still have the opportunity to view the outside of our traditional almshouses in Church Street, located next to the King Edward VI School.

Town Trust Lends its Support

Our trustees and residents are delighted that the Town Trust has awarded a ‘hardship grant’ for the benefit of the residents of one of our almshouse charities.   The Trust gave £1,000 towards the cost of secondary glazing for the front windows at The Mary Newland’s Almshouses in Guild Street.  Although the windows have sealed double-glazed units, our property surveyor recommended …

We’re in the Trinity Times

​The following article, written by our Deputy Chairman, has recently been published in “Trinity Times”, the parish   magazine for the Holy Trinity Chuch.

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days Event

​We are taking part in the Stratford-upon-Avon Heritage Open Trail this year​.  This will enable you to visit parts of Stratford’s Heritage not normally open to the general public. Most of the other places of interest are within close walking distance – The Guild Chapel, Hall’s Croft, Holy Trinity Church, King Edward VI School, Masonic Hall, Robert Lunn & Lowth …

In the Stratford Herald

​The following article, written by Sarah Evans, appeared in the Stratford Herald on 1 July 2010.