Our History
This is the key with which Seely Hirst House was officially opened on 28th October 1948
SEELY HIRST HOUSE was founded as a Charitable Trust in 1948,
intended - to use the vernacular of the time - to provide
support ‘for elderly persons of good character in necessitous
The home’s name was created in honour of two people who
played significant roles in its coming into being. Mrs Gertrude
Seely OBE, JP chaired the Sub Committee responsible for the
establishment of the home. Mrs Hirst generously made
the largest single donation to the funds required to set up the
project, which was intended to benefit the community as a whole.
The home was initially created from the adjacent properties
of 62 and 64 Mapperley Road - with No’s 66 and 68 being added
later as the demand for quality care for the elderly grew.
The building can now cater for thirty eight residents - and boasts
one of the highest staff to resident ratios in the City. MORE.......
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