The Queen’s Jubilee Celebration kicked off a little early at Helping Hand Homecare in Grantham. To ensure that clients who are able to leave their home would like to attend, an afternoon tea was arranged on Tuesday 31st May. There was delicious food, 50’s music and a Jubilee Quiz which everyone was keen to take part in.
One of our clients said:
“It is so lovely to have the chance to get together and celebrate the Jubilee with other people as many of our generation would just be watching it on TV otherwise”.
The afternoon tea had a community feel as the Jubilee cupcakes were gifted by local, talented Grantham baker, Lou of Sweet Bee Bakes.
“It is lovely to be able to do something for our community and I know that they will really enjoy being able to have a jubilee afternoon tea with each other.”
During our lovely afternoon, many of the clients had the chance to reflect on memories of the Coronation. Mr. BS who was 8 at the time reminisced:
“The TV was on all day and there was a competition for the best decorated house in Grantham and we won, I have never forgotten that!”
Mrs. YW who was 14 at the time of the coronation said
“It was pouring with rain and we had a TV but the screen was so small we could hardly see it so we went to the pictures instead!”
Mrs. JT was 16 and remembers dressing up in fancy dress.
“A lot of people got a TV for the first time for the Coronation in 1952. It was raining all day and I remember being given a mug with the Queen on it by my local village and school.”
It was a really lovely afternoon with lots of laughter and conversation. Two of the guests even recognised each other from when they were at school together over 70 years ago.
Jubilee Quiz Winner is Mrs JT with 51/69
Mrs. JT won our commemorative Queen’s Jubilee cup and coaster (which is coincidental as one of her memories of the 1952 Coronation was getting a commemorative mug from her school). Well done to our joint 2nd & 3rd place – Mrs. HS & Mrs. DW who both got 41/69 – fabulous effort!