Bury St Edmunds care home residents celebrate Queen and Prince Philip’s platinum wedding anniversary

Tracie Thomson joins in the fun with residents, Evelyn Riordan (left) and Olive Unwin. Picture: PAU

Tracie Thomson joins in the fun with residents, Evelyn Riordan (left) and Olive Unwin. Picture: PAUL NIXON - Credit: Archant

Two Bury St Edmunds care homes celebrated the Queen and Prince Philip’s platinum wedding anniversary in style last week.

Davers Court residents Maureen, Violet, Margaret and Pearl with team members Amy Hammond, Hayden Rev

Davers Court residents Maureen, Violet, Margaret and Pearl with team members Amy Hammond, Hayden Revell and Katie Ramsbotham. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR - Credit: Archant

Staff at Davers Court and Glastonbury Court decorated the homes with union jack bunting and residents enjoyed a traditional afternoon tea followed by a screening of the iconic wedding day from November 20, 1947.

Glastonbury Court also hosted a royal family-themed quiz for residents to round-off the day’s celebrations.

Pauline Allen and Shirley Williams celebrate the royal anniversary. Picture: PAUL NIXON

Pauline Allen and Shirley Williams celebrate the royal anniversary. Picture: PAUL NIXON - Credit: Archant

Sharlene Van Tonder, home manager at Glastonbury Court, said: “Celebrating the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s platinum wedding anniversary gave us a fantastic opportunity to provide residents with a valuable reminiscing activity, which is particularly important for those living with dementia.”

Wendy Harvey, Davers Court home manager, said: “Many residents remember the wedding day in 1947 and we all enjoyed hearing their stories and memories from this historic event.

Glastonbury Court's Shirley Williams, Pauline Allen and Brian Warwick. Picture: PAUL NIXON

Glastonbury Court's Shirley Williams, Pauline Allen and Brian Warwick. Picture: PAUL NIXON - Credit: Archant


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“We all had a brilliant time celebrating and raising a glass to the Queen and Prince Philip on their special day.”

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