Sunderland care home goes back in time to 1945

Barnes Court care home vintage 1940s tea party
Barnes Court care home vintage 1940s tea party
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Residents and visitors to a Sunderland care home were transported back to 1945 as it held a vintage party.

Staff at Barnes Court care home, which provides residential, nursing and dementia care for elderly persons and specialist care for adults with physical disabilities, turned back the clock for a day of nostalgia.

Barnes Court care home vintage 1940s tea party

Barnes Court care home vintage 1940s tea party

Special guests on the day were pupils from Thornhill School, who spent time chatting and getting to know the home’s residents.

The party was arranged to coincide with the recent 70th anniversary celebrations for VE Day, with the home decorated with memorabilia including bunting and Union Jack flags.

Staff joined in the celebrations by dressing up in 1940’s-style period clothing and entertainer Kayley Cares performed songs from the 
era.

Activities co-ordinator at Barnes Court Julie Haram was thrilled that the day was such a success.

She said: “It was lovely to share the day with the children from Thornhill School.”

“Our vintage party was a big success, our residents absolutely loved it.

“It was a very special day for all involved and we hope to welcome the school back for future events.”