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The Stanley Open Arms Inn is open for business

September 29th 2017

The team and residents at Stanley Park have been celebrating the opening of their new pub, The Stanley Open Arms Inn.  The pub was named after the original Stanley Inn - a popular local pub with many of the residents, until it was demolished in 1966 to make way for a motorway bypass.

With help from the local community and the internet, the team were able to build a history of the Stanley Inn.  By obtaining photographs, the home has dedicated a wall within the pub to the original Stanley Arms, which is proving to be a major talking point point for residents and visitors.  In 1909 there was a devastating pit disaster that affected the lives of everyone in the Stanley area and the Stanley Inn became a haven for the local community, giving shelter and assistance - keeping their doors open 24-hours a day for 11 days.

Home manager, Christine Gibson said:  "This commmunity spirit is something we would like to continue in our pub and I am sure there will be many hours spent reminiscing and enjoying our new surroundings."

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The dedicated team at Stanley Park care home in County Durham provides superb care for older people with a wide range of needs. Everything is tailored to the individual – from the care and support a resident receives, to the activities they enjoy and the meals our catering team prepares.

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