CARE home residents marked the anniversary of Victory in Europe Day in style by throwing a 1940s afternoon tea party to remember.

Boroughbridge Manor care home in Boroughbridge was decorated in red, white and blue and residents and staff dressed up in their 1940s-inspired glad rags and enjoyed an afternoon of big band music and dancing.

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Pots of tea, cakes and a celebratory glass of fizz all helped to mark the occasion and residents observed the national two minute silence and listened again to Churchill’s iconic speech accepting Germany’s surrender and an address from the Queen.

The Northern Echo: Residents at Boroughbridge Manor care home in Boroughbridge celebrate VE DayResidents at Boroughbridge Manor care home in Boroughbridge celebrate VE Day

They reminisced about their memories of VE Day and watched clips of the celebrations that took place outside Buckingham Palace and all across London.

Avril Bowyer, deputy general manager at Boroughbridge Manor 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 residents memories of the war and the experiences they lived through.”

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