Fernhill Heath care home celebrate national old stuff day - The Worcester Observer

Fernhill Heath care home celebrate national old stuff day

Worcester Editorial 2nd Apr, 2024   0

FERNHILL House Care Home celebrated ‘National Old Stuff Day’ with a Historical Extravaganza.

Residents of Fernhill House Care Home experienced a pop-up museum featuring historical artefacts between the Tudor period and the Second World War.

With the help of the Tudor House Museum, residents travelled back in time to the sixteenth century when a contemporarily dressed lady explained the use of traditional herbs and spices from that period.

Residents then saw how Tudor’s handmade their lavender handbags.

Next, a re-enactor in a full suit of armour equipped residents with swords, axes, and armour inspired by the same equipment used in the Battle of Worcester in 1651.

Two centuries forward, residents were taken to the French Revolutionary period, where a man dressed head to toe in an 18th-century military uniform demonstrated the workings of musketry.

Residents were also treated to a display of American army artefacts from the mid-20th century including gas masks, rifles, and other memorabilia.

To end the day, residents were mesmerised by vintage singer – Melissa Hollick’s performance.

Fernhill House general manager Andrew McIntry said: “Seeing our residents’ faces light up as they explored history right from their home was truly special.”


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