Marking Remembrance Sunday at Riversway

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Riversway Nursing Home pulled out all the stops to mark Remembrance Sunday.

 

There were poppies everywhere, and posters decorated by residents themselves along with a special poem written for the occasion (see below). Volunteer Ian even taught them how to dance the polka and waltz.

 

The posters featured memories of 1939-45 including pictures of food available at the time, along with typical wartime scenes and singing star Vera Lynn.

 

One poster was produced entirely by one of their residents, George, with volunteer Fill.  Two weeks in the making, this project combined George’s passions for writing and history.

 


 

Ian dancing

 


 

The Riversway poem – ‘I remember the poppy field’ – in full:

 

 

Sirens roaring so shelter we took,

Loved ones we lost but will never forget.

We will always remember the kindness we shared.

Military men we honour now are always in our thoughts.

We will wear the poppy with pride.

I remember when the war was over people jumping for joy,

The dark times were over, time to rebuild our lives.

 


 To view more photographs on Riversway's Facebook page, please click HERE


 

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