Second World War veteran Captain Jack celebrates 100th birthday

Article taken from The Northern Echo. A SECOND World War veteran has celebrated his centenary alongside army corps with which he served. Captain Jack Wolstenholme, who lives at Middleton Hall Retirement Village in Middleton St George near Darlington, celebrated his 100th birthday on Sunday, February 16. He was joined by friends and family to mark […]

Former BBC Controller’s distinguished sporting career highlights

Ahead of this summer’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, a resident of Middleton Hall has been reflecting on a distinguished career in TV sports broadcasting. Duncan MacEwan, age 95, who retired as the BBC’s Operations and Engineering Controller in 1984, oversaw the TV broadcasts of every Summer and Winter Olympic games from the 1950s […]

It’s all About the Birds

This week has ‘flown’ by For residents in Middleton Oaks and Middleton Gardens Independent Living this week their days have, quite literally, flown by as they experienced trips out spotting birds in the local area. RSPB Saltholme On Thursday 23rd January, Middleton Oaks residents travelled 15 miles to RSPB Saltholme to get up close to […]

Emily on the fast-track to her dream career

A psychology graduate who has set her sights on a high flying career in health and social care is joining the team at Middleton Hall.  Emily Bowering, 21, from Harrogate, who graduated from Newcastle University in 2019, is working at our retirement village as part of a national scheme to develop future leaders in the […]

Open Day on Saturday 25th January

If you would like to know more about what Middleton Hall can offer to you, a family member or friend, we invite you to visit and see the village for yourself on our Open Day which takes place on Saturday 25th January 2020 from 11am until 3pm. Register your interest on our official event page […]

Recruitment Fair on Wednesday 29th Jan

The recruitment fair is back at Middleton Hall on Wednesday 29th January from 4-8pm. This is a great opportunity to meet our service managers, see our facilities, and get to know all about Employee Ownership.

Deck the Halls!

Green Christmas cheer at Middleton Hall’s wreath-making workshop Article taken from the Northern Echo Garden waste from Middleton Hall’s grounds has been put to festive use by eco-minded staff, residents and their families at Middleton Hall. A wide range of sustainably gathered plant material from the Hall’s 40 acres of gardens and woodland was used […]

Japanese ‘Raku’ Pit Firing Day

Les Simpson, Waterside resident has brought his much-valued enthusiasm and wealth of pottery making experience to others at Middleton Hall. Last weekend, he organised a ‘Raku’ pit firing day whereby people who had made pots in our Art Studio had the opportunity to try a new, Japanese derived glazing technique for themselves. Thanks to Les […]

Celebrating BBC Music Day 2019

BBC Music Day 2019 celebrated the power of music. Right up our street! We know exactly how music cheers, soothes, relaxes and connects our residents on a daily basis. Each of Middleton Grove, Court, Oaks, and Gardens put together their own playlists and had some fun. There was dancing and laughter, memories shared and impromptu […]


Our popular annual luncheon in the marquee was once again a very popular ‘do’. Possibly our Grand Luncheon wasn’t what one might expect of an event in a retirement village, but our residents have bags of style and energy! Following a glass of fizz or orange juice on arrival, guests enjoyed a resplendent buffet. The […]