Remembrance Sunday at Hall Park Care Home

Residents Agnes Smith, Joyce Tatlow, and Joan Wood next to the portrait of her father on Remembrance Sunday

On Remembrance Sunday the residents and team members at Hall Park Care Home in Bulwell gathered to watch the laying of wreaths at the Cenotaph on the 100th anniversary of the end of The first World War.

Amongst our group was our resident Joan Wood whose father Frederick Arthur Wood, known as Arthur, fought in The Great War and was an air raid warden in Nottingham during World War II when the city was bombed during the German Blitz.

One of Joan’s most treasured possessions is a photographic portrait of her father and we displayed the picture in our lounge and lit candles in his memory as part of our Remembrance Day commemorations.

Arthur worked for Nottingham City Council in the horticulture department and Joan told us "He was well known for lawn maintenance, especially the boules greens under his care."

Jackie Hodgkinson, Magic Moments Club Coordinator said “Remembrance Sunday was a poignant day for many of us here at Hall Park but it was good to come together to watch the ceremony at The Cenotaph and share memories of our loved ones.”

Hall Park Care Home is located in Bullwell, Nottinghamshire, and provides dementia carepalliative careresidential care and respite care.

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