Today we had the absolute pleasure of visiting the staff and residents of Hilton Lodge Nursing Home. We wanted to meet them because we have been learning about people like them, who have lived through World War II. We learned some songs, and took along some WWII artefacts to show them. The information they gave us was fascinating. There was an ex-pilot, spitfire engineer and nurse in the room who all told us stories about their experiences. One of the residents recognised that Chloe and Aiysha’s Great-grandad’s helmet was from Burma, and he could still remember his own army number. One lady told us that when she was at school, the children learned about the first world war, never thinking there would be another!
We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit and have all agreed we would like to visit the nursing home again.