Care home hosts Victorian tea party

Braintree and Witham Times: Deputy manager Karen Thompson with resident Wyn Carter Deputy manager Karen Thompson with resident Wyn Carter

A Braintree care home threw open its doors to the public to host a vintage Victorian tea party.

Bradbury House care home, in New Street, Braintree, invited the local community into the home in support of the National Care Home Open Day.

The team got into the vintage spirit by dressing up as maids and ladies, with live entertainment provided by Lorraine Ely, who sang ‘songs from the shows’ whilst everyone tucked into tea, cakes and bubbly.

Manager Jackie Preston said: “This was a very important event for us.

“It offered a great opportunity to challenge the preconceptions that many people have about life in a care home and offer people a taste of life at Bradbury House.

“We were delighted that the chairman of the town council could join us as well, who complimented us on our lovely home and promised to visit us again."

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9:56pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Jack222 says...

Even the residents are too young for such an event to have personal meaning...
Even the residents are too young for such an event to have personal meaning... Jack222
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10:59pm Wed 2 Jul 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Yes you have a point Jack.

Perhaps the 'Team' should have got dressed up as Flappers and had the residents jumping around doing the Charleston.

Now that really would have evoked a few memories I'll wager!
Yes you have a point Jack. Perhaps the 'Team' should have got dressed up as Flappers and had the residents jumping around doing the Charleston. Now that really would have evoked a few memories I'll wager! OMPITA [Intl]
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8:01am Thu 3 Jul 14

Bhudeeka says...

what a lovely idea and it looks like everyone enjoyed themselves. I am so glad that people hold these events so we can get a glimpse of what parts of life were like in those days. Well done to the organisers
what a lovely idea and it looks like everyone enjoyed themselves. I am so glad that people hold these events so we can get a glimpse of what parts of life were like in those days. Well done to the organisers Bhudeeka
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