Home is where your heart and your brother is!
There’s not a hint of sibling rivalry when you meet Redditch-born brothers, Barry & Ray Grubb. In fact, you’d say the exact opposite of the pair who are so close, they’ve chosen to live together at Bowood Court & Mews Care Home.
“We’ve always lived near each other, even when we first moved out of home, we were neighbours in Rubery in Walsall. We actually worked together too during our factory days,” explained younger sibling Barry, 76. “Our lives have always been connected, we share the same interests and hobbies and have even dated the same girl – only once though by mistake!”
Ray, 80, added: “We’ve had the odd squabble in our time, but mostly, we just get on like friends more than brothers. I’ve had to look out for him a few times and he me, so we’re about even. It’s great living together, we have a lot to talk about and both enjoy the resident clubs and activities here. It’s like we’ve never been apart!”
“We think it’s wonderful that the Grubb brothers choose to live together here at Bowood Court & Mews. They tell us they used to get up to mischief, and listening to them reminisce with tales of watching Bromsgrove Rovers and going to the horse racing, it’s clear they have experienced so much of their lives together. Their bond is remarkable and it’s truly heart-warming that they are able and choose to be together now,” said Dawn Leaver, Bowood Court & Mews Manager.