18 March 2019

Notes from our future history

Notes from our future history

Part of the current rennovations within Birtley House include the main hallway, with the decadent old wallpaper being removed after almost 60 years and replaced with a fresh but classic look. Underneath revealed no great surprises however an idea was born to create a little something for the future occupants of Birtley House to discover down the line.

Simon Whalley was recently asked what advice he would give to his great grandchildren? He replied with ‘Be yourself. Believe in yourself. Act for others’, a motto which now has a place in history on one of the original walls of Birtley House. The scribing continues with uplifting messages being shared by staff, residents and visitors, leaving something to be discovered by future generations, whenever the wallpaper is next replaced.

There have already been some lovely messages and murals – including a beautifully drawn Birtley House tree and song notes from Musician Kevin Jacot who wrote, 'The House is alive with the sound of music' – our inspiring manager Sylwia got involved and left some words of her wisdom ‘Be a reflection of what you would like to see in others. You get in return what you give’.