Uppingham care home owner retires to life in the countryside

Jane Thornalley who has retired from Aberdeen House in Uppingham after owning it for 25 years. Jane is pictured at home in Belton with her sheep
Jane Thornalley who has retired from Aberdeen House in Uppingham after owning it for 25 years. Jane is pictured at home in Belton with her sheep

A LIFE in the countryside is in store for a former car home owner who retired this month.

Jane Thornalley from Belton-in-Rutland first started work at Aberdeen House Care Home in Stockerston Road, Uppingham, 44 years ago when she used to help at meal times after school and in the holidays.

Then, 25 years ago, the former owners decided to sell up and Jane bought them out.

She said: “It is a privilege to be able to look after people at the end of their lives like that.”

Jane has sold the home to a family from Leicester and they have renamed it Aberdeen House Care Limited.

She said: “I have reached an age now where I am ready to retire.

“We had a staff party and I was presented with a huge bouquet of flowers.

“The house is filled with cards and I have had a lot of good wishes from people.

“I plan to spend my retirement in the countryside next to my family’s farm. I have sheep and chickens and am going back to my roots.”