Nottingham care home pay respect to former police stationThis month at Fosse Way View in Bingham, which provides residential and residential dementia care Colleagues and Residents have unveiled a memorial plaque dedicated to past police officers and also the ones serving today.
The site of Fosse Way View used to house the Bingham Police station and has foundation stones that date back to 1955. These foundation stones were kept in place during the building of the care home and unveiled along with a plaque which commemorates police offers both past and present.
This special occasion was marked by Eileen, Fosse Way View’s first ever Resident, who revealed both the plaque and foundation stones. Andrew Shelton, Mayor of Bingham town was in attendance along with the local councillor, Francis Purdue-Horan, and some members of the policing community.
Mike Regdate, a police memorabilia collector came to the event to show off some police gear that has been used throughout the years, he also gave a talk to the Residents about policing past and present. Residents and Colleagues also had the opportunity to try on some of the police uniforms and equipment.
After the unveiling, Residents and Colleagues enjoyed a lovely buffet spread and a tipple, which went down very well with everybody. Residents expressed how much they enjoyed the talk from Mike and hearing about the different ways in which the police have evolved over the years.
One Resident said, “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed today, especially seeing everyone in costume”
Renata Zakrzewska, Deputy Home Manager commented, “It was so lovely, and very interesting. The knowledge Mike had was amazing. The whole event was a very enjoyable time with Residents, which is the most important thing”.