VE Day celebrations at Highgrove House in Worthing

How Worthing care homes celebrated VE Day 75, in pictures

Care homes in Worthing have told us VE Day 75 was a memorable day, filling with activites to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe.

By Elaine Hammond
Wednesday, 13th May 2020, 11:51 am

At Highgrove House, in Winchester Road, Worthing, residents shared pictures of their war service on a memory board and staff dressed as Land Girls. Karen Lisher, manager. said: “We took part in the two minutes’ silence, enjoyed traditional 1940s woolton pie for lunch, watched the Spitfire fly over the garden, listened to Winston Churchill’s speech, joined in with the singing, and afternoon cream tea and paste sandwiches finished off a very memorable day for us all.” Shelley Care Home, in Shelley Road, Worthing, also had the Spitfire fly right of the garden, much to everyone’s delight. Mel Higgins, activity co-ordinator, said: “Residents and staff had a fun-filled day celebrating with a high cream tea, strawberries and champagne. We had music playing and our residents shared stories of how they celebrated 75 years ago.” Guild Care had celebrations at two of its care homes, Caer Gwent and Haviland House. Alex Mason, digital communications officer, said: “Despite the lockdown, the homes were still able create a fun party atmosphere. There were flags, dancing and cake to mark the historical day.”

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