Muir House is 50!

A project which started as the Rotary Club of Hythe Housing Association celebrates 50 years


Dr Julian Lewis MP, was the special guest at an after-
noon tea party held for tenants of Muir House, Dibden
Purlieu, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the for-
mation in 1971 of Hythe Rotary Housing Association.
Now known as Muircroft, the Association developed
Muir House and its sister scheme, Priest Croft, in
Blackfield.
The catalyst for formation of the Housing Association
was an approach to the Rotary Club of Hythe in 1970
by an elderly widow, Mrs Kate Muir, who offered the
sum of £5,000 if the Club, in return, would provide her
with rent, rates and maintenance free accommodation
for the rest of her life. After considerable deliberation
the Club accepted the offer, settling Mrs Muir in a new
home in Hythe, and, having looked at the wider needs
of the elderly in the area, formed the Hythe Rotary
Housing Association. Its objective, which remains valid
today, was to provide rented, sheltered housing for the
elderly, especially those with a local connection.

Photo shows Past, Present and Future Chairs of the Association:

Past, present and future Chairmen from
left: Rotarians Trevor Hanmore & Tim Parsons,
Dr Julian Lewis MP, and Rotarians Jean Ad-
ams, Ralph Ellis and Trevor Guymer.

 

 

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A project which started as the Rotary Club of Hythe Housing Association celebrates 50 years

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We are unable to pursue our usual methods of fundraising to support local charities. We have decided the best way is, each month, to identify a local charity and ask for support. This month’s charity is Age Concern New Forest

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H&W President Ray presents one of our contributions to Jan Hayter, Coordinator of the Waterside Food Bank

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The face-to-face meetings of Hythe & Waterside Rotary have recommenced. We meet at the Dibden Golf Centre on the Second and Fourth Monday of each month. All queries to: secretary@hwrotary.org

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Hythe & Waterside Rotary Business Partners

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Year 7 Oak Lodge School visited Paulton's Park with Hythe Rotary on the 2019 Kids Out Day on Wednesday 12 June 2019.

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Noadswood School Hampshire Constabulary Band

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A concert to be held to raise money for rebuilding after the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria

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Rotary competitions for young people

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45th Charter

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New Hythe & Waterside President

IPP Mike Newland inducts President 2015-16 Peter Shawyer

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