Spitfire reunion for Cobridge ResidentToday at Stadium Court in Stoke-on-Trent, which provides residential, nursing, residential dementia and nursing dementia care, Sylvia was reunited with the old aircrafts she once worked on.

A small group of Residents from Stadium Court enjoyed a nice day trip out to Hanley Museum today as a Spitfire plane recently returned after touring the UK. John, who is the son of Sylvia Mitchell, a Resident of Stadium Court, also accompanied them as it was a bit of a reunion for Sylvia. During the second World War, Sylvia worked as a Spitfire engineer, making parts for the engines at the Newcastle-under-Lyme Rolls Royce factory. 

John was delighted at the opportunity to have his mother see the aircraft once more. Speaking with Sylvia afterwards, she expressed how nice it was to take a trip back in time “I never thought I would be standing by the spitfire at the age of 94” Sylvia said. Other Residents also commented on how it had brought back memories of the war seeing the plane again. 

Alison Davis, the Wellbeing Coordinator at Stadium Court also expressed how lovely it was to see the Residents enjoying themselves at the museum and reminiscing about their time during the war. She also said, “It was a privilege to share in this experience with Sylvia and her son”. 

Felicity, the Home Manager also commented “What a fantastic opportunity this was for Sylvia and the other Residents to see the Spitfire again, in all its glory”.