On November 20th we held a 1940's reminiscing, celebration day at Whitebeach Residential Care Home in St Leonards, the care home is adjacent to our office.
The event took place throughout the whole day. Firstly Residents got together in the fabulously decorated day centre to enjoy the singing entertainment from Jessica Wellard. Residents, day care clients and home care clients joined in whole heartedly with the singing and dancing.
Member's of the Royal British Legion joined everyone for a lunch of lamb stew, mashed potatoes and vegetables followed by delicious bread and butter pudding.
After lunch we had small discussion groups, we talked of everyones memories of their time in the 1940's including many war time stories.
The Land Army Girls came along in the afternoon, they talked about many items of memorabilia that were on display, as well as ending the afternoon with another good 'ole sing song.
The afternoon was finished off by a supper boxed in a ration pack which consisted of a corned beef or jam sandwich, and orange and a piece of chocolate.
A fantastic day was had by all that attended.
Sheila our lovely homecare client said "this is just wonderful, I have had the best day, I cannot thank you enough".
We plan to repeat this event in the new year.