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June 2024

Vintage Classics Keep D-Day History Alive For Lovell Place Residents

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Family and friends packed into Lovell Place Care Home to celebrate the anniversary of D-Day – a vital moment in world history.

The home marked the 80th anniversary of the Normandy Landings with a whole week of activities which included a tea party as well as an evening concert outing.

Resident Jenny said:

“It’s so important that we remember our history and the important role we played in ending the Second World War.

“It was all very moving and emotional. It was also nice to see so many families and friends enjoy the celebrations here.”

D DAY CELEBRATIONS

Jenny was among the residents who also attended a 1940s D-Day Concert at nearby Trinity Academy, Lockleaze, which included performances by the Filton Concert Brass Band, the South Gloucestershire Good Afternoon Choir and The Filtones Community Choir.

Lovell Place resident Tony said:

“It was a wonderful evening and I found it very emotional, although I was delighted to attend.”

D DAY CONCERT

Activities throughout the week also included a 1940 style tea party with music from Mini Concerts and The D-Day Dollies.

The D-Day Lollies performed a set of choreographed wartime favourites from the 1940s from the Andrews Sisters, Judy Garland as well as Dame Vera Lynn, as well as other vintage classics.

Wellbeing and Lifestyle Coach Selina Adams said:

“It was an amazing week filled with very poignant moments.

“There was a real sense of community at Lovell Place whilst we remembered those who fought for our freedoms.”

DOLLIES