Residents and staff had a fabulous day on Wednesday 18th January, when The One Show, came to film at Troutbeck Care Home, Ilkley. Jimi Hendrix fans, will know that before Troutbeck became a luxury care home, it was the Troutbeck Hotel, home of the Gyro Club, a popular music venue. Nearly 50 years ago, Mr Hendrix was booked to play, but infamously the concert was shut down by the local Police force, due to overcrowding.
Andy Kershaw, broadcaster and presenter, put an appeal out in the Ilkley Gazette and Social Media, before Christmas, asking for any concert goers, police or organisers to get in touch. Katherine Bingham, Home Administrator saw the appeal and contacted Mr Kershaw and offered to allow the filming to happen within Troutbeck. Unfortunately for the crew, the old ballroom area is now residents’ bedrooms but, 5 of the concert goers, were able to reminisce where the event took place and what it was like with over 700 people crammed into the small space.
Troutbeck Care Home is part of the Maria Mallaband Care Group, one of the UK’s leading care home providers, renowned for offering comfortable, luxurious facilities and outstanding services. MMCG aim to build confidence and promote independence to enable residents to lead a fulfilling life with dignity and respect at all times, ensuring their residents needs come first and foremost. MMCG provide exceptional standards of care to their residents, whilst maintaining an on-going commitment to train and develop staff to meet resident’s individual needs and will continue to do as Investors in People.