Residents and staff welcomed Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde to Beaverbrook House, our sheltered home in Bletchley on 10 April.

Baroness Dean was visiting Beaverbrook House in her capacity as our President this year. Beaverbrook House is one of our two purpose-built, sheltered homes for people who have retired from the printing industry.

Baroness Dean, who was given a tour of the home’s facilities by Kathy Senior, our Home Manager at Beaverbrook House, said: “I’m delighted to be invited to visit Beaverbrook House, which is a lovely home. It’s like walking down memory lane today as I’ve got a connection with all of you through the printing industry and The Printing Charity.”

Over lunch residents enjoyed sharing their printing industry memories with Baroness Dean, who started her working life in the Trade Union movement and was subsequently elected General Secretary of the Society of Graphical and Allied Trades (SOGAT), the printing, publishing and paper trades union. She was created a life Peer in 1993 and a member of the Privy Council in 1998.