A TRIP to the seaside brought back memories for Teesside care home residents – playing on the “tuppence machines” and enjoying fish and chips.
Guy Ledgard, who lives at Ingleby Care Home, in Ingleby Barwick, was joined by his wife Christine and fellow residents for an outing to Seaton Carew.
Guy, who has dementia, was taken down memory lane by his wife, who reminded him of times visiting with their grandchildren on Saturdays.
Christine said: “We always used to go for a paddle in the paddling pool, which has now been changed into a small park for children.
“It was nice to have a walk along the sea front as well and see how much things have changed.”
Staff from the care home took residents to the Almighty Cod for a fish and chip lunch as well as the arcade.
The trip was funded following an event at resident Joyce Marsay’s family farm, Lowfields Farm, near Stainton.
The pizza, pints and prosecco event raised over £600, which added to the residents’ fund to help pay for outings and events for those living at Ingleby Care Home.
During the trip to Seaton Carew, Joyce said: “It was the best day of my life today. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.”
Fellow resident Kathryn Toms added: “It was a nice surprise to get to the seaside today. I enjoyed the fish and chips and an ice cream to top it off.”
Carol Singleton, home manager at Ingleby Care Home, on Lamb Lane, said: “The residents thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Seaton Carew.
“The trip to the arcade to play on the tuppence machines was a highlight, as well as enjoying fish and chip and a stroll along the sea front.
“Once again, we’d like to say a big thank you to Joyce’s family for raising funds to help pay for the trip.