Sidmouth’s knees up to celebrate Royal Wedding
PUBLISHED: 08:30 23 May 2018
It was a right royal affair across Sidmouth as residents pulled up their chairs to watch the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The town’s bell ringers were congratulated on the amazing sound chiming around the town on Saturday to celebrate the couple’s nuptials.
Residents and staff at Fourways and Ridgeway residential homes toasted the happy couple with a party fit for a prince and his new bride.
At Fourways the residents got into the party spirit by wearing their best outfits and hats in the lounge area, which had been decorated red, white and blue.
Manager Linda Grant said: “For our residents who lived through the wedding of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, then Prince William and Kate, the day were filled with reminiscence and tales of where they were and who they watched with.”
Ridgeway staff embraced the occasion by creating a house drink called the Ridgeway Rasberry Royal Fizz which was followed by a buffet meal as well as
Ali Galling, registered care manager said: “The inclusive nature of the wedding meant that all residents could offer insight and emotion into their own wedding days and were able to reminisce about their own big days.”
Youngsters were also involved with the celebrations by taking part in a bunting competition organised by Fields of Sidmouth.
Children from Sidbury Primary School decorated beautiful decorations which were put on display in the store’s main window and up the stairs to its café.
The winners were Ellie, six, Isabel, seven and Orla, nine, who will receive a prize for their winning designs.
Claire Jenkins, from Fields, said: “We would like to congratulate every pupil for their fantastic efforts for this competition. It was exceptionally difficult to judge as the standard was so good and demonstrated the children’s enthusiasm.”
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