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Monthly Archives: November 2014
Today we honoured the residents of The Forbury and all the valuable contributions they made during the Second World War.
Residents painted emblems of some of the armed forces that they served with. Clockwise from the top:
The RAF – David Cox
The Merchant Navy – Graham Jones
The Women’s Land Army – Lucy Clewer and Anne Harris
The Armed Forces – Ron carried out his National Service in Germany after the war
( Kath Bufton painted the emblem)
The Burma Star – Betty’s huband served in Burma.
We would like to thank About Face Theatre Company very much for staging their play for us. Joan said she will come again next time! Hilda A-S, Kath C and Rita P worked as a team to make apple pies and apple cake. Hilda’s and Rita’s pastry was really light and crumbly. We took the pies and the cake to share the next day, to a performance of “My Apple Dumpling Girl”. This was performed for us at The Forbury Chapel, next door to The Forbury.
The play was enjoyed by several residents. It was a love story set in a pork pie factory. The couple who eventually found love were able to escape, saving their pet pig! They moved in together next to an apple orchard, with the prospect of baking apple rather than pork pies.