Residents take part in Anniversary celebrations for VE Day
The 76th anniversary of V E Day was celebrated in style in our Dovehaven homes. Union Jacks were strung up as bunting and the homes were decorated to ensure that the celebrations were as they should be.
Marsh House decorated their dining room and had a ball. Brooklands enjoyed an afternoon in true ‘street party style. Bunting, flags, balloons, buffet, they had it all! Paradise House had a great party with a surprise visit from a bear, who would have thought it! Church View sang Vera Lynn songs and ate fish and chips, now that’s very British!
Manchester House had also put a lot of preparation into the day and put on the most fantastic display of items from the era. Apart from decorating the doorway of the home with the union jack bunting, there were some real ‘conversation starters’. A tin warders hat, a box of tea, powered egg and a gas mask, there was everything displayed to evoke the 1940’s. What a great way to set the atmosphere for the day, which included a great party!
However Dean Wood Manor organised a day, like not other, with vintage cars and appropriate 1940’s costume to ensure the day had that authentic feel.
Residents enjoyed being able to admire the cars, which were driven right up to the front door, with many pictures were taken as a momento for the day. Staff dressed as land girls and members of the home guard, everyone entered into the spirit of the day. The fun did not stop there, inside the party continued with a karaoke party and a celebratory cake and buffet. It was certainly a day to remember.