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Theresa May MP at Sonning almshouses
Published 15/06/14



HOME Secretary Theresa May officially opened a new veranda at the almshouses in Sonning.

The Maidenhead MP unveiled a plaque at the six terraced cottages in Pearson Road on Saturday, watched by invited guests.

The veranda covers a rear walkway, which runs along the length of the cottages and is used as an informal gathering place by the residents.

It used to become slippery when wet so the trustees of the Robert Palmer’s Almshouse Charity agreed to cover it. The veranda was designed by local architect David Bates and made by specialist Andy Thornton, from Elland, West Yorkshire.

It was paid for by the charity and the Sonning Volunteer Fire Brigade Trust, which provided the lion’s share.

Mrs May said: “What a wonderful and very functional addition this is to the cottages. Its design perfectly complements the immediate surroundings and the building’s architecture. I pay tribute to all those who played a part in seeing the project to fruition.”

Barton Guthrie, chairman of the trustees, thanked the fire brigade trust.


Published 15/06/14

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