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Carlton’s Cosy Corner

Away from the hustle & bustle

Themed around Fred Carlton, an entertainer who came to the coast in 1894, our Carlton’s Cosy Corner is a sitting area on the first floor where residents can socialise – away from the hustle and bustle of the main lounges.

COSY-CORNER

A cosy sitting area on the first floor where residents can socialise away from the hustle and bustle of the main lounges.

Themed around Fred Carlton, an entertainer who came to this coast in about 1894. Known as Cousin Freddie, he and his troop of pierrots performed on St. Annes Pier for about ten years before moving his show to his own dedicated stage set amongst the sand dunes.

This is a place where our residents can socialise away from the main lounge areas or meet up for a chat at supper time.

Fred Carlton

Humorist, elocutionist, mimic, magician, ventriloquist and banjo soloist… Fred Carlton was an entertainer who came to this coast about 1894.

Known as Cousin Freddie, his troop of pierrots performed on St.Annes Pier for about ten years in the small band kiosk.

In 1904 he leased a clearing in the sand dunes from the Fairhaven Estate Company. A stage was erected, seating set out and this became a popular rendezvous for visitors known as Carlton’s Cosy Corner. The alfresco theatre was located roughly opposite Riley Avenue, near the present Beach Cafe & car park.

During inclement weather, the performances were held in the Public Hall in St.George’s Road.
In about 1908 a larger stage was erected.

By the 1930s Freddie’s Magpies were the troop at the Cosy Corner and it had moved to a site north of the pier.

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“The home has a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere and it is apparent that trusting relationships exist between the care staff and the service users”…

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