75th Anniversary of VE Day
On 7th May 1945, the formal act of military surrender was signed by Germany, ending the war in Europe. To honour the occasion on Friday 8th May, Avery care homes celebrated the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day by hosting outdoor tea parties and dressing up in our finest red, white and blue clothes.
At South Lodge in Leceister, having previously served in the Royal Navy, Head Chef Nathan Kirkpatrick proudly wore his medals to work. Staff and residents at Highcliffe and Derby Heights created ‘selfie frames’, displaying the Union flag; which the residents then took them outside to snap some lovely photos in the sunshine!
Astbury Manor celebrated by watching the Red Arrows fly over the home, as they enjoyed a live bagpipe performance from the road by piper Boyd from the Reading Scottish Pipe Band. Residents at Miramar enjoyed afternoon tea in the garden with homemade scones and doughnuts.
June, a resident at Dukes Court, spent her day reminiscing about her career. She worked at the top-secret Bletchley Park during the war, in the code-breaking team, and whilst she was in the Royal AirForce also spent time in Germany.