We do like to be beside the sea

RESIDENTS get to enjoy ice cream at the Seaside Memories day
RESIDENTS get to enjoy ice cream at the Seaside Memories day

FROM ice cream to hook-a-duck - memories of the seaside came flooding back when the beach came to a care home.

Staff and residents at Queens Meadow care home organised a day of Seaside Memories.

The home held an afternoon of fun to celebrate the British seaside and reminisce about childhood trips to the beach.

It included a fun-filled afternoon with organ music, treasured promenade games such as a penny roll and hook a duck, as well as refreshments, entertainment and prizes throughout the day.

There were activities for guests of all ages with an exhibition of seaside reminiscence items from Hartlepool Museum, and a creative table for children to colour pictures of their holidays.

Care home manager Julie Armstrong said: “It was a wonderful day and everyone really enjoyed bringing all the sights and sounds of the Great British seaside into the home.

“The Seaside Memories activities programme gave our residents and guests the chance to take a trip down memory lane and recollect the joys of childhood holidays by strolling around our one-off exhibition, enjoying an ice cream and having a go on the hook a duck stand.”