May Day maypole activity for Grimsby ResidentsAt Clarendon Hall residential and nursing care home, in Humberston, everyone celebrated May Day this week in the traditional way, the way many Residents did when they were younger. 

Decades ago many Residents would go to a village fair or fete and there would be a village maypole, (and sometimes even Morris men). So, everyone at Clarendon Hall got all the folk music playing in the background, and Residents all had a ribbon and instrument each, so they could jangle out bells like the Morris men would do.

The home’s maypole was made by Wellbeing Coordinator Hayley, from cardboard and coat hangers, and looked just how the Residents remembered. It made the room look like a fete, and very decorative, a great atmosphere was had by all.

Jean, who is a Resident at Clarendon Hall, remarked, “It brings back a lot of memories and I've thoroughly enjoyed it!”

Fellow Resident Barbara said, "What a wonderful afternoon - so unusual, but great fun. It reminded me of when I was May Queen!"

Hayley, added, “I thought that it couldn't have gone any better! We had lots of compliments about the day!”

See pictured Residents Jean L, Violet P, Amy G, Robin S, Ann H and Terence G.