Vintage Royal Ribbons ! The Old Rectory Nursing Home in Grappenhall, had a fantastic garden party to celebrate our Queen’s 90th birthday.  The weather was kind, and the singers in fine voice.  Ages young and wise were in good spirits; the young with their charity sweet shop, bouncy castle and games;  the wise with their excellent food and wine.  A lovely afternoon was had by all.


The discovery of the day was a resident of The Old Rectory, Mrs Joan Jepson had kept royal ribbons that she once wore in her hair in 1937 at a street party on Wilderspool Causeway to celebrate the coronation of King George VI.  Joan herself was 5 at the time, and our present Queen, a young    Princess was 11.  Joan very kindly offered them to the staff to wear on this very special day.


The garden party raised £1032.00 for local charities.


A massive thanks to all who came and contributed to the day. A Massive thanks to all the catering staff for all their extra efforts to make the day extra special. you all did a brilliant job!!! A  Massive thanks to all the nurses and carers who worked above and beyond their call of duty on the day, we couldn’t have done it without them. A Massive thanks to all family and friends that came along on such a wet day to support their friends and family, and donate to our chosen charities. A Massive thanks to all our entertainers on the day,  Stefan, Jane, & Poppy: they were all Superb!!! A Massive thanks to Jonathan & Phil for all their hard work in erecting Flags, Bunting & Gazebo’s.  Also fetching and carrying chairs and tables etc. And a Massive thanks to anyone who I may have forgotten to mention.


All in all, a very enjoyable and successful day was had. If you would like to make any suggestions for future themed garden parties, please put any suggestions forward to Sue.


There will be lots of lovely photos of our fun filled day in Rectory Life Magazine……