Daffodil Lodge Care Home turned back the clock for a VE Day celebration to remember! Residents revelled in a 1940s-themed afternoon tea, complete with wartime decorations.

The fabulous team at Daffodil Lodge donned their finest 40s attire for the day, creating a truly immersive experience.

Residents and families enjoyed a scrumptious afternoon tea filled with classic treats, all accompanied by the uplifting sounds of wartime classics.

Residents reminisced about their memories of VE Day whilst listening to a wonderful live performance from a singer and waving flags during the performance.

Joyce Dixon 93, Daffodil Lodge resident said “I remember VE day well, I was in the Girl Guides, I was Left Tenant at the local church, there were street parties and celebrations galore.

One of my memories of WW2 was going home from school at lunchtime when there was a test air raid siren, I knew it was a test but my mum must have forgotten and I found her in the air raid shelter after looking everywhere”

Linda Edgerley Daughter of a resident at Daffodil Lodge said, “We’ve enjoyed the celebrations today, especially the delicious scone with cream and jam, the food here is always great and my mum loves it.

It’s been great to have a singer, he finished off with we’ll meet again by Vera Lynn which is mum’s favourite.”

Carol Nickeas, Home Manager at Daffodil Lodge said “Today has been a great success, the whole team have all pulled together to make the day special, to see Kathleen singing into the microphone was amazing, she is usually such a quiet lady, today has sparked some memories.

With many of our residents having lived through World War II, we understand the profound significance this day holds for them and our country. To commemorate VE Day, we celebrated by listening to our residents’ cherished memories and experiences from that unforgettable time.”


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