Royal Bri­tish Le­gion’s tea party toasts the fab­u­lous 40s and 50s

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

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

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