Residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Hatfield rolled back the years when they hosted a 1940s inspired Poppy Picnic in support of The Royal British Legion.
People from the local community were invited to a picnic at Hatfield Residential and Nursing Home on Sunday (16 August), where there was live entertainment from band Three’s Company, who were dressed to impress in outfits from the era and sang themed-songs.
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Residents and visitors to the home, which provides residential care, nursing care and dementia care, took a trip down memory lane with memorabilia from days gone by, from sources such as the Hertfordshire Archives and the local Home Guard society.
There were stalls galore, plus beautiful decorations, including an abundance of bunting and poppies hand-crafted by the residents.
Members of the Combined Cadet Force were there to lend a hand, plus the Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield Lynne Sparks and her husband Ian dropped by for a visit.
Lynne said: “Ian and I had a lovely afternoon at the Poppy Picnic. It was a really fabulous event for both the residents and visitors alike. It is always a pleasure to visit the home and I look forward to visiting again soon.”
Hatfield’s activities leader Alan Moody said: “Our residents absolutely loved it, it was a great day.”
Following the event Poppy Picnic Organiser for The Royal British Legion and friend of the home Linda Merritt said: “Everybody had a brilliant time and everybody who came along was very impressed.”