Residents, staff and families joined together to take advantage of the many activities and festivities of a garden party organised by staff and volunteers of Darwin House.
Visitors who flocked to the grounds of the home on Darwin Lane last Saturday 18 June were determined not to let a day of typical British weather – hot sunshine, wind and a downpour of rain – dampen their enthusiasm and spirit to enjoy the event.
The Garden Party had everything: a tombola, guess the name of the fluffy dog, bric-a-brac, jewellery and craft stalls, an art exhibition, kiddies’ corner, cakes and refreshments.
In addition, a stunning marquee housed auctions, raffles, a flower show and afternoon of entertainment and fun, provided by Tapton School and the Carousel Theatre Group.
The group’s production of ‘Best of British’, a collection of jokes, sketches and old favourite songs to sing along to, gave a reminder of the glory days of post-war Britain.
The audience relived the pleasure of radio shows such as variety band box (Arthur Askey) and The Goons, the celebration of the festival of Britain, the coronation, the birth of muffin the mule and the joy of the hits from the 40s and 50s, all brought to life by a cast of two professional actors.
Everyone had a wonderful day raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.