The celebrations started on Wednesday 1st June with a themed scarecrow display and a visit from Middleton St George Day Nursery for a picnic and some outdoor games. The day was rounded off with a baking competition with two judging categories. Middleton Oaks residents and Co-owners won the best decorated cake with a stunning crown design entry whilst a Middleton Grove resident won the best tasting cake with her lemon cake entry complete with white icing and jubilee flags.
On Thursday and Friday special screenings of The Trooping of the Colour took place in the Vision Room and the care services, which were enjoyed with cream scones, as well as the burying of a time capsule and planting of a celebratory jubilee tree in the newly created Ceramics Garden.
The time capsule contained a letter from Middleton Hall Retirement Village’s Executive Chair Jeremy Walford, a special poem penned by Middleton Grove resident Barbara Evans, a pottery memento made by Waterside resident and ceramicist Dr Les Simpson, pictured below, and some photos of the week’s jubilee activities. It will be dug up and opened on 3rd June 2050 to coincide with Middleton Hall’s 150th anniversary.
The Derby Day Live Racing and Platinum Party at the Palace were screened for residents on Saturday 4th July alongside each service hosting their own street party with great food, games and even a very special visit from ‘The Queen’!
The weekend activities ended with a special Platinum Jubilee Sunday Lunch in the Restaurant whilst independent residents also hosted their own street party in the community allotments.
Below is a gallery of pictures taken throughout the Middleton Hall Retirement Village Platinum Jubilee: