Royal British Legion’s tea party toasts the fabulous 40s and 50s
THE Prestbury branch of the Royal British Legion held a retro tea party in the gardens of a care home.
Legion members and the home’s residents were greeted with a glass of prosecco on arrival, while enjoying the well-kept lawns at the Prestbury Beaumont home on Collar House Drive.
They were then served a traditional cup of tea and a tasty selection of cakes, prepared for the annual event by the home’s chef Nicky Barnard.
They tucked into these to the sounds of music duo the ‘Dinky Dos’, two friends who dress in the fashions of the 1940s and 1950s, performing songs of the period including ‘Roll Out The Barrel’, ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’ and George Formby’s ‘Leaning on a Lamppost’, complete with a ukulele.
David Alderman, activities co-ordinator at the home, said: “The Dinky Dos are a jolly pair and always very well received.
“There was no dancing as the people who came are octogenarians but there was a lot of foot tapping!”
The Mayor of Cheshire East, Hilda Gaddum, also attended the event.
David said: “She took the time to introduce herself to every one of the members of the legion and the care home residents, which we thought was a very nice gesture.”
Even the weather stayed dry on the day, after cloudy skies looked as if they were threatening rain.
Beverley Davies, general manager at the care home, said: “This was a fantastic afternoon for all of us.
“It was great to see our friends from the British Legion again this year and to meet the East Cheshire Mayor for the first time.
“Our relationship with the British Legion started last year when we inaugurated the memorial garden and we are so happy that they have chosen our premises once again for such an illustrious event.”
David Asher, Prestbury Royal British Legion president, thanked the team at Prestbury Beaumont for organising ‘a great afternoon’ for them and added: “We are already looking forward to next year’s summer party at this fantastic place.”
●● Prestbury Royal British Legion members and care home residents enjoyed a tea party at Prestbury Beaumont Care Home