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Traditional street party celebrations at Heavers Court

July 5th 2012

Residents, relatives and staff at Heavers Court held an indoor street party on Saturday 2nd June, to celebrate Queen`s Diamond Jubilee.

Earlier, they had decorated the home with flags, crowns, garlands, banners and photographs of the Queen.

Reminiscence sessions were held with residents using a book titled `The Queen`s Jubilee’, which has pictures of events over the years.

The fundraising committee provided plates, cups, union jack tablecloths and serviettes, red, white and blue garlands and bowler hats to wear.

The garden was decorated with balloons, flags and bunting, but sadly on the day of the party due to the bad weather we held the party indoors. Where residents tucked into traditional food of the 50`s such as jelly, blancmange, sandwiches of egg and cress, spam, paste and jam, plus, sausages and chipolatas. Red, white and blue cup fairy cakes were donated by a friend of one of the committee members and a Union Jack sponge cake was also donated by the chair of the relatives group. The National Anthem was played during the cake cutting ceremony by two
Residents -Mavis and Violet.

Everyone at the party wore something jubilee themed from hats, crowns, and dresses to wigs or union jack wrapped round them!

During lunch, residents were entertained with old time music by Martin son of one of the residents. After lunch there was non-stop dancing and games like musical chairs and pass the balloon.

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122-124 Selhurst Road
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