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Behind the scenes for 30 years

Rooms Division Manager, Dawn Schaffers celebrates 30 years at The St James Retirement Hotel this year. She is a country girl at heart, her father hailing originally from Goedverwacht mission station and her mother from Colesberg in the Karoo.. Dawn’s mother moved to Cape Town to find work and that is where she was born,… Continue Reading

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Keeping a grande old dame in fine fettle

Jonathan Magerman celebrates his 30th year as Maintenance Manager of The St James Retirement hotel this year. “A building of this age needs constant attention, dedication and skilled maintenance expertise ” says Jonathan. Our building has seen a lot of living and it carries its age proudly and sturdily, but I am proud to say… Continue Reading

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2017 Calendars – Now Available

Some iconic characters from the cinema were seen at The St James recently when the Residents dressed up for their annual calendar shoot. Themed ‘At the Movies’ everyone went all out to dress the part with characters ranging from Lady Macbeth, Mr Chips (Goodbye), Carmen Miranda, John Wayne, James Bond 007, Scarlett O’Hara, Zorro, Catwoman,… Continue Reading

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Long Time St James Resident Turns 100

Eira Lewis, long time resident at The St James Retirement Hotel, celebrates her 100th birthday this week. She was born on 18th November 1916, the youngest child of four children born to the Rev. Benjamin and Rachel Jones-Evans in the Mynnyddislwyn district of Newport, South Wales. She grew up in Pontllanfraith, and trained as a… Continue Reading

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Poetry Competition Winners

The winning entries of the 2016 “Three Score and Ten” poetry competition were announced at a function at The St James Retirement Hotel last week. Mowbray resident Ekin Kemp’s poem entitled “Amoeba” was the overall winner of 130 entries submitted. Finuala Dowling who has judged the competition from its’ inception has described the standard of… Continue Reading

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