Home visit reflects its history

Celebrating the historical building which is Skellow Grange Care Home are l-r Giles Brearley, chairman of Swinton Heritage Society, Nadim Admani, of Swinton Grange, Ron James, of Swinton Heritage Society, Saleem Hasan, of Swinton Grange, and Coun Ken Wyatt. Picture: Liz Mockler S1062LM
Celebrating the historical building which is Skellow Grange Care Home are l-r Giles Brearley, chairman of Swinton Heritage Society, Nadim Admani, of Swinton Grange, Ron James, of Swinton Heritage Society, Saleem Hasan, of Swinton Grange, and Coun Ken Wyatt. Picture: Liz Mockler S1062LM

A GROUP of history enthusiasts visited a new care home in Swinton which has been given a name that reflects its local heritage.

Swinton Hall Nursing Home was rebranded Swinton Grange after local councillor Ken Wyatt and historian Giles Brearley met with the managers.

The Station Street facility, which re-opened recently after a £1 million refurbishment, has a long history as a doctor’s residence, surgery and at one time dispensary.

Councillor Wyatt and Mr Brearley, along with fellow heritage enthusiast Ron James, visited the home last Thursday for a look around.

Mr Brearley said: “Many people, including me, remember the property being the home of Dr Campbell, a popular GP who was rewarded for his heroism helping out in mining and railway accidents.”