Yorkshire Times
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8:42 PM 11th May 2021

Local Care Home Celebrates The 76th Anniversary Of VE Day

Resident Audrey Watt and Bill Menzies
Resident Audrey Watt and Bill Menzies
Leeming Bar Grange in Leeming Bar marked the anniversary of VE Day in style by throwing a 1940s afternoon tea party to remember.

The home was decorated in red, white and blue and residents and staff enjoyed a 1940s-inspired virtual musical show from Bluebird Entertainment whilst proudly waving their flags!

Head chef Toni Scott whipped up a delicious selection of freshly-baked biscuits, sandwiches, cakes and pastries for the occasion, all washed down with pots of tea and a celebratory glass of fizz to mark the occasion.

Residents observed the national two minute silence and listened again to Churchill’s iconic speech and an address from the Queen. They reminisced about their memories of VE Day and watched clips of the celebrations that took place outside Buckingham Palace and all across London.

Michelle Keep, General Manager at Leeming Bar Grange said:
“Many of our residents can remember the end of the war and we all know what it meant for our country so we wanted to celebrate the date and listen to our resident’s memories of the war and the experiences they lived through.”

Mavis resident at Leeming Bar Grange said:
“I remember all the street parties and dancing on my doorstep. I cannot believe it has been 76 years! It was wonderful to reminisce and to celebrate with all the staff and residents here, we’ve all had such fun and lots of cake!”

The home's varied life enrichment programme keeps residents active, and provides a daily choice of engaging physical, mental and spiritual activities tailored to residents’ interests and abilities.

For more information please contact Michelle Keep General Manager at Leeming Bar Grange on 01677 425594 or