WOMEN'S Institute members visited a Silsden care home – and for some the trip had special poignancy.

Several of the Cononley WI contingent used to work at the home, Springbank, when it was under previous ownership.

Members were given a tour by home manager, Lisa Noble.

She says: "It was lovely to show the ladies around.

"We chatted about Springbank and its former life, as the home of a mill owner.

"I learned a lot from the former staff, including that the mill owner was from Lancashire, which is why our stained-glass windows feature red roses!

"It was wonderful to see the ladies chatting with residents – and we would love to invite other members of the community to visit Springbank, as volunteers."

Anyone interested should email manager@springbanksilsden.co.uk

Springbank is run by Spellman Care, which also operates Steeton Court, Craven Nursing Home in Skipton and Ghyll Royd Care Home, Guiseley.