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VE Day 70th Anniversary CelebrationsWow. What a party we had!!!!!!
It was such a wonderful afternoon at Holme Manor with residents, staff and families all enjoying the celebrations for such a special and memorable occasion.
We had wonderful displays full of VE Day information from the British Legion also original copies of front covers of newspapers and pictures taken from the day in 1945. What an amazing and emotional day that must have been.
Our oldest resident was 99 at the time and other residents remember dancing in Haslingden and also at the Astoria Ballroom in Rawtenstall.
Myself and Joanne dressed as Land Girls and staff and residents had hair scarves and the gentlemen had union jack bowler hats. The decorations looked wonderful and really helped the party atmosphere.
To keep with the 1945 we also had food from that time. Woolton Pie which was created by the Head Chef at the Savoy in London but recreated by us at the Manor. Along with spam and corn beef fritters. Some great biscuits with raisins and also a cake with raisins and made with lard. These went down a treat also. Very authentic.
Everyone enjoyed the buffet food served in the style of street party with great drinks of sherry, shandy, lemonade, snowballs and tea and coffee.
The homemade scones and cupcakes were a hit with everyone and it was wonderful to see everyone enjoying themselves.
Music played all day from the 1940's taking all our residents back to some great memories and songs that they had not heard for a long time. We will keep playing them as it was lovely to hear them.
The day was a huge success and was a great team effort and that makes me proud of all the staff involved at the Manor in the planning and organising of the event but also on the day.
We smashed it!!! A VICTORY to the Holme Manor XXXXXXXXX
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