Langford View residents congratulate The Queen on her 95th birthday
Residents reminisce about royal celebrations enjoyed in the past.
Everyone at Langford View congratulates Her Majesty on her 95th birthday this week.
Residents at the care home in Bicester shared stories of street parties and other royal celebrations including the wedding of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip..
Frieda remembered: "Each person had to pay 1 shilling towards the big clean up after a street party. I remember cutting up paper to make decorations and flags out along the street. We took bread and butter and home made jams, and I made some biscuits. We all had to dress up for the occasion, I wore my Sunday best. I had a lot to eat, the atmosphere was very happy, I also remember the Mayor turning up as well with a couple of ladies."
Patricia said: "I saw lots of trestle tables being put up for the street party, because I lived on a hill and I could see everything that was going on, it was very exciting to see it all being set up. We all made sandwiches and cakes to take along with us. There was lots of food for everyone, plenty to go around. I remember people was singing, gigging and dancing. People played pianos, accordians and violins. We had lots of fun and laughter."
Frances said: "I remembered listening to the royal events on the family radio, as we didn't have a TV at the time. I remember when I was reading about the Royal Wedding, my dad said: "you’re not still reading that are you!."
Cynthia said: "I watched on TV at someone else’s house down the street, but I came back home because I could not see the screen, it was so small and so many people in one room. All the street was celebrating. Ours was shaped like a horseshoe and I remember walking all the way round meeting people along the way, everyone was so happy. In the middle of the green there was a fair with lots of rides for everyone to have a go on. We also made decorations at school to help with all the decorations around the streets."