Jubilee tea party for Wiltshire ResidentsThe Residents at Market Lavington residential, nursing and nursing dementia care, in Devizes, gathered together and celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with an indoor tea party. 

Head Chef John and the kitchen Colleagues kindly provided a selection of Jubilee themed cakes and fruit platters. Sparkling wine was also available as well as tea, coffee and cold drinks.

Resident Suzie Hilton said, “A glass of wine will go down very well; can I please have one?”

1940s and 1950s music was playing in the background, the Residents started to sing along to the music, dancing in their chairs and talking about how they used to go dancing every Saturday night. They all miss not being able to do as much as they used to but are glad to get the opportunity to listen to classics from their era and reminisce. 

Angela Wakeley, who lives at Market Lavington, remarked, “Let’s raise a glass to the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.”

The Residents including Susie Masterman, Dennis Scurrell, Violet Lloyd, Suzie Hilton, Ida Wearing, Phyllis Shellard, Pam Johnson, Joy Baker, Margaret Tomalin, Angela Wakeley, Frank Anderson and Gordon Grist, also discussed seeing the Queen at different events around Britain but unfortunately no one had the opportunity to meet her properly in person.

Violet commented, “The Queen was so close I could almost touch her, in fact my nephew, who I was with, tried to shake her hand!”

Dennis added, “The Queen is the same age as me and she’s in better shape than I am!”

Michaela Swiffen, Wellbeing Coordinator, said, “It was a very enjoyable afternoon, both for the Residents and staff to celebrate together; enjoying music, cakes and memories.”