Bury St Edmunds care home residents celebrate Queen and Prince Philip’s platinum wedding anniversary
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Two Bury St Edmunds care homes celebrated the Queen and Prince Philip’s platinum wedding anniversary in style last week.
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.
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.
“We all had a brilliant time celebrating and raising a glass to the Queen and Prince Philip on their special day.”