Trip down mem­ory lane

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News - BY SARAH SCULLY

Hor­sham Sun­ny­side Lutheran Re­tire­ment Vil­lage res­i­dents, fam­ily mem­bers and staff took a trip down mem­ory lane dur­ing a spe­cial Valen­tine’s Day event.

Ac­tiv­i­ties co-or­di­na­tor Char­lene Labram said a ‘Wed­dings Through the Ages’ fash­ion pa­rade fea­tured about 30 gowns from the 1940s through to mod­ern times.

“The most cur­rent dress was worn by a bride a few weeks ago and the old­est dress was from 1940,” she said.

“It was a great op­por­tu­nity to show­case how fash­ions have changed over time.

“A lot of the gowns be­longed to res­i­dents and staff and many of them were mod­elled by daughters or grand-daughters of the own­ers, which was a lovely touch.”

Mrs Labram said vil­lage res­i­dents and staff loved cel­e­brat­ing spe­cial events.

“We try to have a dif­fer­ent theme for Valen­tine’s Day each year and this year we chose a wed­ding theme,” she said.

“We had a Valen­tine’s af­ter­noon tea which in­cluded love-heart bis­cuits and prizes.

“We also had a lot of res­i­dents’ fam­ily mem­bers at­tend.

“It was a very spe­cial af­ter­noon and brought back a lot of mem­o­ries.”

Mrs Labram said she also ran a com­pe­ti­tion fea­tur­ing wed­ding photos of brides and grooms as­so­ci­ated with the vil­lage.

“The pic­tures are a mix of staff and res­i­dents and ev­ery­one is hav­ing a lot of fun run­ning around guess­ing who is who,” she said.

SPE­CIAL MO­MENT: Alyce Camp­bell, right, wears her grand­mother Glenda Camp­bell’s wed­ding dress dur­ing a Sun­ny­side Lutheran Re­tire­ment Vil­lage Valen­tine’s Day wed­ding show­case. Pic­tures: PAUL CARRACHER

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