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Thirsk Care Home Marks Coronation with Community Celebration...

20th May, 2023.

Residents at Thirsk care home, Hambleton Grange, had a ‘wonderful’ time when they celebrated the coronation of King Charles III with their friends, families, and the community.

Guests arrived to see the care home decorated with traditional Union Jack flags and a life-size cut out of King Charles III.

Malcom Watson Classical Tenor provided live musical entertainment, singing well-known hits like Sweet Caroline and Impossible Dream before closing the show with God Save the King.

After, partygoers were treated to a buffet fit for royalty, including a coronation themed, homemade cake by the home’s kitchen team.

Reminiscing about her experience of the coronation in 1953, 90-year-old resident, Margaret McVay, said, ‘We didn’t have a television back them, so all the family went to my brother’s house to watch the coronation on his television.

Some foods were still on ration, so my mother brought proper tea leaves and milk, and someone else brought a bottle of sherry...............

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