The home was decorated in red, white and blue and residents and staff dressed up in their 1940s-inspired glad rags and enjoyed an afternoon of big band music and dancing with Fiona Harrison Soprano and Costume artist.
Head chef Avni whipped up a delicious selection of freshly-baked biscuits, sandwiches, cakes and pastries for the occasion, all washed down with pots of tea and a celebratory glass of fizz to mark the occasion.
Residents observed the national two minute silence and listened again to Churchill’s iconic speech accepting Germany’s surrender and an address from the Queen. They reminisced about their memories of VE Day and watched clips of the celebrations that took place outside Buckingham Palace and all across London.
Mary Jane Bague, General Manager at Bushey House said: “Many of our residents can remember the end of the war and we all know what it meant for our country so we wanted to celebrate the date and listen to our resident’s memories of the war and the experiences they lived through.”
Martin Watson resident at Bushey House said: “It was wonderful to reminisce and to celebrate with all the staff and residents here. We really enjoyed the entertainment and had a lovely party. We’ve all had such fun and lots of cake!”