Care Home Residents Enjoy A Visit From Bovington Tank Museum To Mark The Centenary Of WW1

DSCF0979Residents at The Laurels & Pine Lodge Residential Home, Oakdale, Poole, were delighted to receive a visit from Claire from Bovington Tank Museum as part of their planned activities to mark the Centenary of WW1.

Claire brought along a great selection of artefacts including uniforms, helmets and gasmasks to give residents a real experience of what life was like in the trenches for the average Tommy and why it was necessary to invent the tank.

She also brought along artefacts from WW2 and residents particularly enjoyed talking about life on the Home Front during the last war. Including topics such as evacuation, rationing, air raids and volunteer organisations including the Home Guard, ARP and Women’s Land Army.

Ann Smith, Activities Organiser said “We all really enjoyed the afternoon. It was extremely interesting to listen to Claire and to handle the various items. It also stimulated lots of lively discussion amongst residents about their memories of the Second World War.”

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