Biggleswade Campus Uplifts Milton Ernest Care Home

A choir of some current and former Focus Students from Biggleswade School Campus revisited Milton Ernest Hall Care Home to encourage and uplift the elderly residents. The care home staff and residents enjoyed the music and asked the choir to come back, maybe in the summer.

The students practise together and some of these sessions are held at the school campus, with the doors open for all to attend and enjoy the music.

A choir of some current and former Focus Students from Biggleswade School Campus revisited Milton Ernest Hall Care Home to encourage and uplift the elderly residents.

Most visitors find Milton Ernest Hall fascinating. It is the only country house designed and built by the noted Gothic architect Sir William Butterfield whose “structural polychromy” with variegated brick banding became the fashion of the late Victorian period. The Gothic Revival was in its heyday between 1855 and 1885 and this Grade 1 listed building built in 1865 is a good example of the era.

The students also learnt that Milton Ernest Hall was used as a HQ by the Allied Forces in WW2. They found the small plaque that remembers those who served at this grand yet covert building close to Thurleigh Airfield. RAF Thurleigh hosted American B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft of the 8th Air Force during the war. 171 aircraft failed to return and there is a small museum on the airfield containing a Remembrance Book to all the young men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The students also learnt that Milton Ernest Hall was used as a HQ by the Allied Forces in WW2.

Some of the student’s ancestors were in the Allied Forces and the conductor’s elderly great grandfather is a former WW2 medic who spent most of the war in uniform. He was on the last boat out of Dunkirk, landed in Normandy D Day+3, survived Arnhem and carried on into Germany, finally caring for the emaciated survivors from Bergen Belsen. The British were the first to enter a death camp and first-hand accounts of mass graves, piles of corpses, and ‘living skeletons’ spread quickly around the world.

Some of the student’s ancestors were in the Allied Forces and the conductor’s elderly great grandfather is a former WW2 medic who spent most of the war in uniform

Biggleswade School Choir Practice

Biggleswade School Choir at Milton Earnest Hall Care Home

Abide With Me

What God Has Planned

Everlasting Glory

I Will Rise

When The Roll Is Called

Impossible Dream

Home

Colours Of The Wind

151 thoughts on “Biggleswade Campus Uplifts Milton Ernest Care Home”

  1. ggggg says:

    awesome singers. keep it up

  2. amazed says:

    incredible singing!!!!!!!!!!
    keep it up guys

  3. phil says:

    that is epic!!….specially the soloists

  4. brill says:

    what are the lyrics to ‘impossible dream’?

  5. v.good says:

    wow, this is so good. i listened to each song about 2 times over.

  6. qwertyuiop says:

    wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Maggie says:

    Lovely Christian encouragement.
    Keep up the kindness Biggleswade Campus.

  8. jon says:

    what can i say?… Awesome singing etc….

  9. Hazza says:

    Wow, Good old RRT!! Keep up the smashing work!

  10. Flip!!!!! says:

    Georgie!! your voice is AWSOME!
    Well done!
    keep it up.

  11. amazed says:

    wow this is incredible! esp. ‘Home’. never fails to send shivers down my spine… lovely, can we have some lyrics?

    1. Lyrics says:

      Home (The Arms of God)

      Ev’ry heart without a home
      Ev’ry widow left alone
      Ev’ry soul that is distressed, there is rest
      Ev’ry prayer that has no voice
      Or the freedom to rejoice
      From the darkness be released; there is peace

      There is peace, there is rest
      There is hope for the broken
      There is help for the weak
      There is peace, there is rest
      And the arms of God will hold you all the way

      Ev’ry sinner who’s confessed
      But still in guilt oppressed
      By the sin that’s been erased, there is grace
      When the father’s walked away
      And the mother’s left to pray
      When the child has been disowned, welcome home

      Welcome home, welcome home
      Your sins have been forgiven
      Your stains washed away
      Welcome home, welcome home
      And the arms of God will lead you all the way
      Welcome home, welcome home
      All your stains washed away
      Welcome home, welcome home
      You’ll be led all the way

      Ev’ry soldier tired from war
      Who’s been shaken to the core
      Rise on strength that is not your own, and come on home

      Come on home, come on home
      And the arms of God will guide you all the way
      Ev’ry heart without a home
      Ev’ry widow left alone
      Rise on strength that’s not your own, and welcome home

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