Step Back In Time And Learn About The History Of Bourne With Larkfleet Homes At The Croft

Local people can enjoy learning about the history of Bourne as part of an activity week being held at The Croft (, an exclusive retirement community for those aged 55 years and over developed by Larkfleet Homes ( and Keystone Developments (

The activity week will take place from 15 to 20 October and aims to promote the strong community ethos of the development.

A presentation on the history of Bourne is scheduled for Friday 19 October at 19:00 and, like the other activities, it will take place in a restored former manor house located on site at The Croft.

The hour-long presentation, delivered by Bourne resident Dr Michael McGregor, will tell the story of the town and how it came to be as it is today. Dr McGregor’s presentation will illustrate the historic changes to well-known street scenes and include early photographic images from the 1900s. The presentation will also touch on the history of Bourne Castle, the town’s old railway line and, of course, the former manor house at The Croft.

Flower arranging, dance and art classes as well as a wine and cheese tasting session will be held during the activity week. There is a class scheduled for every day of the week (Monday to Friday) and each will last approximately one hour.

To ensure no one misses out, Larkfleet is repeating many of the classes held during the week on Saturday 20 October.

Anyone is welcome to take part in the activity classes – completely free of charge.

A full programme of the hobby classes and an online booking form can be found on The Croft website ( Simply click on the ‘events’ tab or the ‘To The Manor Bourne’ image on the website homepage to access the booking form. Alternatively, please call The Croft sales office on 01778 426995 for more information and to book a place for any of the classes.

The Croft consists of 68 one and two-bedroom bungalows and two and three-bedroom chalets arranged around attractively landscaped courtyards. The renovated manor house also has a two-bedroom apartment available to homebuyers.

The Croft is being marketed as not only a place to live but as a community of like-minded people who enjoy a lifestyle full of possibilities. Homeowners at The Croft will be able to live the life they want to lead, in a secure and caring environment.

As The Croft is right in the centre of Bourne, many local amenities including a local supermarket, a doctor’s surgery and a bus stop are only a short walk away, as are many shops and restaurants.

With so many excellent facilities in the area, Larkfleet and Keystone are keen to encourage residents at The Croft to pursue hobbies and enjoy community living by setting up their own groups and societies. The renovated manor house provides an ideal base for this as the week of hobby classes planned for 15-20 October will demonstrate.

Karl Hick, managing director of Larkfleet Homes, said: “We are very excited about the week of activities planned at The Croft. The variety of hobby classes on offer during this week will hopefully show the potential The Croft has for enjoyable community living that allows residents to embrace their interests and hobbies.”