Residents at Station House are already working to make the Queen’s 60th Jubilee a day to remember as they colour, cut and stitch the decorations for their week of celebrations.
Activities Coordinator Paula Chesworth has been working with the residents as they make plans to turn the Victoria Avenue home into a riot of colour. “Many of our residents love craft work and they are very creative. We have copied the Jubilee mascot and they are using it to create all sorts of decoration for our week of celebrations.”
On Friday 1st June, children from the Wistaston Green Primary School will be joining in a day of fun and ceremony at the home. Paula said: “The children are making a collage for our foyer that shows their thoughts and impressions of the Queen and the Jubilee. Some of them will be coming along to join the residents in a tree planting ceremony to commemorate the anniversary.”
The children will be joined in their visit by local MP Edward Timpson, as well as by the residents’ friends and relatives. During the afternoon, a time capsule will be buried that contains residents’ memories of the last 60 years. As well as memories of other jubilees and royal events, the capsule contains personal memories and captures social history, such as how much a pint of milk cost in 1952 and what the container looked like.
On Sunday 3rd of June, there will be more celebrations with a street party and entertainers as well as a royal presence. Paula explained “The Hope House charity shop in Nantwich is loaning us an outfit that looks just like one of the Queen’s. We are borrowing a mannequin to dress-up so we can feel she is with us in spirit!”
A queen is not a queen without her guards and so Paula and the residents are making sentry boxes where they can stand their own guards.
As well as a special street party tea, there will be a large cake decorated with the Jubilee emblem. Home manager Sarah Evans said: “Everyone is looking forward to it. The celebrations contain all our residents’ favourite things, visits from school children, a sing-along with the accordionist, a chance to remember street parties from yesteryear and lots of cake!”