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The royal treatment – St Ives care home residents celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in style

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Residents at a care home in St Ives have been enjoying a Platinum Jubilee celebration fit for a queen. 

Care UK’s Field Lodge, on London Road, has marked the Queen’s official 70-year milestone by hosting a special garden party for residents, complete with Union Jack bunting, music from Corey Lewis and an afternoon tea specially prepared by the home’s head chef.

Residents have also spent time reminiscing about their own memories of jubilee celebrations gone by, including 86-year-old Barbara Kidman, a huge royalist who has visited both Buckingham Palace and the Sandringham Estate. On her visits, she has met with Prince Charles, and has even seen the Queen on a walkaround. Barbara has fond memories of celebrating previous jubilees with her family at her local church. 

Barbara said: “The Queen is absolutely wonderful. I think we should let her retire, she has worked so hard over the years she deserves a rest!”

Linda Martinez, Home Manager at Field Lodge, added: We had a wonderful time celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee here at Field Lodge. 

“The Platinum Jubilee offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate the last 70 years of both the Queen, and the wonderful residents, incredible reigns. Many residents, like Barbara, have fond memories of celebrating the silver, golden and diamond jubilees and we were keen to ensure the Platinum Jubilee was no exception!

“Everyone had a fantastic time, and we’re already planning our next royal knees up!”

To find out more about Care UK’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, please visit:

Field Lodge is a modern, purpose-built care home providing full-time residential, nursing, and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has a choice of lounges and dining rooms, along with facilities such as an activity room, cinema and hair salon. 

To find out more about the home, contact Customer Relations Manager at Field Lodge, Jo Molloy-Cruden on, call 01480 877638, or visit

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London Road, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5EX

Field Lodge

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

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