Childhood friends reunited after 70 years at Holmfirth care homeChildhood friends and work colleagues, Mildred (Millie) Lodge and Kathleen Wigglesworth were reunited at HC-One’s White Rose House in Thongsbridge, Holmfirth having not seen each other for seventy years.

Millie and Kathleen worked together at Learoyd’s Clothing Mill when they were just fifteen years old, they pair were good friends but lost touch over the years and reunited by chance as Residents of the memory community at White Rose House seventy years later.

During a visit from Kathleen’s daughter at White Rose House it was mentioned that she had worked at the clothing mill in her younger years, a team member at the care home remembered that Millie had also worked at the same clothing mill.

After some research, the team at White Rose House confirmed that both Millie and Kathleen had worked together and quickly arranged to reunite the long-lost friends. The ladies were both delighted to see each other again, they looked at photographs of them together when they were fifteen years old and shared their fond memories of working together, including when The Queen visited their workplace and hiding in their coats during their lunch breaks together.

White Rose House Home Manager, Jodie Seymour said: “What a truly heart-warming moment! I am so pleased that we discovered that Millie and Kathleen knew each other and were able to reunite them after such a long time.”

Located on Hudderfield Road, White Rose House care home offers short and long term care packages for older ladies and gentlemen in Holmfirth that require residential care and residential memory care for those living with dementia.