Norwich care home hosts early Diamond Jubilee party

Residents and tenants from Norfolk care homes and housing schemes enjoyed a trip back in time at a party celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee - more than a month early.

Spam fritters were among the traditional 1950s food on the menu at Dell Rose Court in Northfields, Norwich, which is one of four Norse Care homes and housing schemes across the county celebrating this week.

Tenants and residents from Norse Care's 13 Housing with Care Schemes and 26 residential care homes in Norfolk have been invited to the celebrations, which moved from Norwich to Gorleston yesterday, head to Robert Kett Court in Wymondham today, before the party moves to Oakes Court in Downham Market.

The 48 residents at Dell Rose Court plus more than 50 others from other homes enjoyed the event yesterday which also featured a good old fashioned sing song,

Ethel Watson, care co-ordinator at Dell Rose Court, said: 'It was really good and everybody enjoyed it. There was a lot of singing and people could enjoy the spam fritters and other 1950s food, and there were loads of Union Jacks on show.'

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The Queen's Coronation, a play starring Norfolk broadcaster Helen McDermott, is also being performed at each of the four events.

The main Diamond Jubilee celebrations will be centred around the extended weekend of June 2-5.

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