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Care home residents visit the past on Armed Forces Day


Jun 14, 2017

CARE home residents in Stockton-on-Tees got a ticket to the past as part of Armed Forces Day celebrations.

Mandale House Care Home staff dressed as land girls and military personnel to help recreate a history many of the residents remember.

War time tunes were performed by entertainer Janie St John, with staff and residents joining in for a sing-a-long.

Pupils from Mandale Mill Primary School also dropped by to play traditional board games and performed songs from their end of year assembly.

Christine Reason, home manager at Mandale House Care Home, on Acklam Road, Thornaby, said: “One day didn’t seem enough to mark Armed Forces Day, so we extended our celebrations over several days, meaning we could bring in the excellent singer Janie St John, and invite local primary school pupils to visit.

“I can see no better mark of respect for our armed forces than seeing the joy in residents’ faces and hearing them sing along to tunes from their youth they remember so well.”

By Emily