On Friday November 8th, in early commemoration of Remembrance Sunday and Veterans Day, the residents of the LACE Housing Extra Care Scheme, Brick Kiln Place, in Grantham, dressed in their finest for an afternoon of nostalgia and respect, at a 1940s Day.
With the help of support staff from Lace Housing, Fosse Healthcare, and resident volunteers Elsie and Shirley, the dining and lounge areas of Brick Kiln Place were lovingly decorated in a display of British pride, with Union Jack flags, fine china and a number of 1940s keepsakes and souvenirs loaned by residents and their families.
kicked off with a classic afternoon tea prepared by the on-site catering staff,
where attendants and Veteran guests swapped stories and memories over cakes and
sandwiches. Despite the wet weather meaning a few of the Veteran guests couldn’t
make it, the afternoon tea was a huge success.
It was then a short wait until the evening when almost 50 guests were treated to a buffet, drinks and entertainment, including a 1940s inspired singer who had toes tapping to the likes of ‘We’ll meet again’ and ‘The White Cliffs of Dover’.
Brick Kiln Place is home to several residents who have served or had relatives who have served during times of conflict, and the day was appreciated and enjoyed by all. Tributes were also paid to friend, husband and former resident George, who sadly passed a week before the event.
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