From Sea to City
Move from Stella Maris to Gumley
After months of intensive planning, the actual move from Stella Maris in Broadstairs to Gumley House Isleworth began on 29 October and took a week to complete. The run up to the move was brilliantly organised and the actual event was carried through like clockwork.
This was no ordinary move for, in addition to numerous packing boxes of ordinary household things, there were hundreds of archives boxes, stacks of office files and precious artefacts that must go wherever the generalate goes!
The ‘old’ community had worked strenuously to make the house ready for the ‘new’ community. The lovely new, yet historic, setting and the challenge of discovering Isleworth and surrounds went a long way to easing the sadness of our departure from Broadstairs. That this was a house bought by Marie Madeleine and where she had spent fruitful time adds to its charm.