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Residents enjoy memorial tea to commemorate First World War Centenary

Tea party

Tenants at Plum Hall and Nancy Smith Close sheltered housing schemes held a memorial tea to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

The residents joined together on Friday 9 November 2018, in the communal lounge of Plum Hall to enjoy tea and a buffet to mark the centenary. They socialised and chatted about family stories handed down to them about the war.

The mood was set with background music made famous at war time, residents also had the chance to look through pictures and information about life in the trenches.

Colchester Borough Homes Chief Executive, Gareth Mitchell said: "It's great that residents had the opportunity to get together and share stories to mark the Centenary of the First World War, this incredibly important milestone.

"Colchester Borough Homes' sheltered housing schemes have a great community spirit, which really shines through at these events. Activities like this give residents the chance to socialise in the comfort of their own community. It shows how these schemes allow people to keep their independence, whilst ensuring their security and peace of mind."

If you would like to learn more about sheltered housing schemes, please visit: www.cbhomes.org.uk/olderpersons