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Modern standards trying to defeat ancient rights

Posted by davidburbage on May 27, 2009

I am outraged of Bray.

The Fishmongers Company have decided to sell the 400 year old almshouses to Bristol Charities, and are promising to decamp the residents. Not very nice. The residents are upset and angry that the gift from William Goddard in 1595 to provide for the poor and needy of Bray is being wantonly ripped up – the residents are to be evicted, rehoused, and then rehoused again when some new building is built. No wonder they are awake at night, shaking and stressed that their homes are going to be taken away from them.

And why? Well, the reason could well be money – ironic, huh, for a charity.

But money could be the reason because of Government Regulation. I am finding out.

Also, is it a coincidence that the Chief Executive of Bristol Charities (David Jones) has a namesake with one of the Trustees of the Fishmongers’ Company (David Jones)?

Why should the homes, community and lives of the people of Bray be hived off to a company dedicated to the wellbeing of people in Bristol ?

Jesus Hospital is a beautiful Grade I listed building that is a tranquil and perfect solution to the poor and needy elderly of Bray. The best solution is ‘don’t do anything’.

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2 Responses to “Modern standards trying to defeat ancient rights”

  1. Frances Edwards said

    The Fishmongers Charity are behaving like bullies. If they cannot afford to keep Jesus Hospital after all these years and through two world wars why did they not approach the local council or other housing association local to Bray? Something smells fishy!!!!! They must not be allowed to evict these poor old people. And we must not let such a lovely old building and part of Bray’s Heritage be under threat.!!!

    yours truly a very angry

    F Edwards

  2. roger said

    This is a fight worth every effort.

    To change the ownership and responsibility and then move the old people in the finacial interests of another group is not right, it may be legal but its not RIGHT.

    I makes everyone angry when the law seems to protect this sort of behaviour……

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