Nov 18, 2011
Davers Court went back to the 1940s to mark Remembrance Day, with music, food, costumes and memorabilia to create a bygone era.
The event was organised by assistant cook Edward Stoker and care assistant Brenda Gore, who made sure that the home was suitably decorated.
Residents not only had the chance to enjoy being serenaded with wartime songs, they also tucked into a roast dinner including an old-fashioned dessert called a Portman pudding.
An army camouflage net carrying roses and poppies decorated the ceiling of the home’s function room, which was also emblazoned with Union flags and VE day bunting.
Among the themed memorabilia were books, lanterns and toys from the period. Staff dressed in 1940s costume.
Mr Stoker said: “It went so well that we haven’t stopped talking about it. The residents had a superb time and their smiles were still there for days.”
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