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Francis Court care home celebrate VE day 70th anniversary

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Residents, relatives and staff at Francis Court care home in Copthorne, West Sussex had the honour of welcoming military vehicles to their home on Saturday 10th October in celebration of the VE day 70th anniversary. 

Activities coordinator Maxine Tyson greeted the impressive historical vehicles, which included a Dispatch Bike, American and British Jeeps and a DUKW; a six-wheel-drive amphibious truck. Residents including Dorothy Sheridan and Keith Smedley had a wonderful time looking around the machines and reminiscing about the war. In the afternoon guests enjoyed a light buffet whilst listening to Joanne York sing songs from the 40's. 

Maxine Tyson said “This was a fitting way to mark VE day and the end of the Second World War in Europe. A great time was had by all. Many residents began recalling stories about the war and remembered seeing these vehicles when they were younger! I would like to thank Sandra Roe for bringing these beautiful machines to our home"

For more information on Francis Court please call customer services manager Karen Davies on 0333 434 3030 or email

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Borers Arms Road, Copthorne, West Sussex, RH10 3LQ

Francis Court

  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Day club

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