Bucklesham Grange residents mark VE Day with 1940s-themed street party

Bucklesham Grange care home hosts street party to mark VE Day - Resident John Lemare, 90 with lifest

Bucklesham Grange care home hosts street party to mark VE Day - Resident John Lemare, 90 with lifestyle assistant, Tanya Finch. - Credit: Archant

Bucklesham Grange care home took advantage of the sunny weekend weather as it played host to a street party to mark VE Day on Sunday.

Bucklesham Grange care home hosts street party to mark VE Day - Residents Pamela Mills, 95 and Nina

Bucklesham Grange care home hosts street party to mark VE Day - Residents Pamela Mills, 95 and Nina Raper, 85 enjoy some sandwiches at the event. - Credit: Archant

Residents at the care home, on Bucklesham Road, were served buffet food and enjoyed a sing-along to some war time songs at the 1940s-themed event, which marked 71 years since the end of the Second World War.

The street party was held in the grounds of the care home, and residents and their friends and family were invited to attend.

Resident and war veteran John Le Mare, who wore his military beret and war medals to the event, said: “It was a lovely afternoon and was fantastic to celebrate VE day.”

Lifestyle assistant Tanya Finch said: “All of the residents thoroughly enjoyed themselves and took the opportunity to reminisce over past times. I think we celebrated VE Day in the best possible way we could.”


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