VE Day anniversary celebrations at Bedlington care home

Care home residents came together to celebrate the end of the Second World War in style.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 8:00 am
A resident at Chester Court Care Home during the celebrations for the anniversary of VE Day.

Chester Court Care Home in Bedlington, marked the anniversary of VE Day with a 1940s afternoon tea party to remember.

The home was decorated in red, white and blue and residents and staff dressed up in their 1940s-inspired glad rags for an afternoon of big band music and dancing.

There was a selection of freshly-baked scones, sandwiches and cakes plus pots of tea and coffee.

Residents observed the national two minute silence and listened again to Churchill’s iconic speech. They read replica items such as newspapers, posters and ration books and reminisced about their memories of the war and of VE Day.

Sarah, General Manager at Chester Court, said: “Many of our residents can remember the end of the war and we all know what it meant for our country so we wanted to celebrate the date and listen to our residents memories of the war and the experiences they lived through.”

Doris, resident at Chester Court said: “I remember all the family gathering around the radio to listen to Churchill’s speech and it still gives me goosebumps now, such an important date.

"It was wonderful to reminisce and to celebrate with all the staff and residents here, we’ve all had such fun and lots of cake!”

Chester Court care home, run by Barchester Healthcare, provides nursing care and residential care.

It is currently welcoming new residents. Anyone interested and wants more information should call (01670) 820111.