Charwood like a small community
of the manor, marking the start of the next quarter-century.
The weather was still warm but the fear of rain moved the garden party indoors for wine, cheese and other delicious snacks.
Back to the 1600s
Forward revealed a few 400-year-old ghostly visitors might make themselves known throughout the day.
The characters are representations of one of the town’s most recognizable legends, Irish princess Sheila NaGeira whose gravesite is marked on the front lawn of Charwood Legion Manor with a monument and headstone.
Two young men dressed in red, white and black 16th century soldier uniforms saluted special guests at the main entrance.
The soft sound of fiddle music echoed through the air while a young lady, the “ghost” of the beautiful princess Sheila NaGeira, mingled among the crowd.
To conclude the festivities the Lieutenant Govenor and his wife, the residents and guests gathered near the main entrance in the foyer where a cake denoting the legion emblem waited.
Her honour Patricia Fagan was invited to cut the cake with Charwood’s longest resident Mae King before being presented with homemade gifts, including jars of preserves the residents made themselves.
Food and wine continued to be served into the afternoon as the special guests bid adieu.
Several women went for a short walk along the grounds talking about their wonderful day and the many people they had met.
Legion members were very proud of the event but were also excited for the next 25 years noting they will always be there to support Charwood to give every eligible senior the opportunity to live in such a wonderful place.
A group of female residents sit and listen to the speakers at Charwood during the anniversary celebrations. They are, from left, Viola Butt, Ruby Pike, Violet Rossiter, Marcy Meadus and Jane Kennell.
LEFT: His honour Lieutenant Governor Frank E. Fagan (left) assists chairperson for the board of directors for Charwood Legion Manor Whitfield Andrews plan a tree to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the opening of the seniors housing complex.
Three close friends and neighbours at Charwood finish their snacks and wine at the conclusion of the anniversary party. From left are: Ralph Piercey (Heart’s Content), Lloyd Rossiter (Carbonear) and Bob Barter (Bay de Verde).
Her honour Patricia Fagan (left) cuts the anniversary cake with Charwood’s longest resident Mae King.