Residential home turns back clock to the 1940s

Staff and residents at Davers Court Home, Shakers Lane, enjoy a 1940's themed day for rememberance of the fallen.

Staff and residents at Davers Court Home, Shakers Lane, enjoy a 1940's themed day for rememberance of the fallen.

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A RESIDENTIAL home was captivated by the music, tastes and atmosphere of the 1940s as staff and residents marked Remembrance Day.

The spirit of the era swept through Davers Court, in Shakers Lane, Bury St Edmunds, last week when respects were paid to fallen armed forces personnel and those currently serving.

An army camouflage net carrying roses and poppies decorated the ceiling of the home’s function room, which was also emblazoned with Union flags and VE day bunting.

Among the themed memorabilia were books, lanterns and toys from the period. Staff dressed in 1940s garb.

A professional singer serenaded residents with war time songs and they tucked into a roast beef and Yorkshire pudding lunch plus an old-fashioned dessert known as a Portman pudding.

The event was organised by assistant cook Edward Stoker and care assistant Brenda Gore.

Mr Stoker said: “It went so well that we haven’t stopped talking about it.

“We set everything up the day before. We walked in the next day and it hit us. We didn’t realise we had done such a good job.

“We gave each other a pat on the back.

“The residents had a superb time and their smiles were still there for days.

“The management supported this 100 per cent.”