Spirits were high this weekend as the residents of Ashton Manor care home in Lancaster celebrated the Queen’s platinum jubilee with a vibrant street party style event. Due to the pandemic this was our first open-house event since we opened in late 2020.

Family members and visitors joined us to take part in the festivities on Sunday afternoon – which included some Great British games from London Bridge is Falling Down to Pin the Crown on the Queen.

For both the children and adults balloon modelling helped to inflate the mood even further, with visitors crafting monarchic masterpieces from crowns to corgis.

It wouldn’t be a jubilee party without some Great British food, so celebrants were treated to classic street party food prepared by our very own chef – with a selection of hot foods, cakes, scones and sandwiches throughout the day.

To mark the momentous occasion, party guests were invited to contribute to a platinum jubilee time capsule, set to be built into the walls of Evermore Care’s new home, Astley View being built in Chorley. Alongside polaroid photographs from the big day, party-goers contributed mementos ranging from royal merchandise to the Sunday paper. Ashton Manor’s residents hope that the time capsule will help to mark this special moment in time for future generations.

Wrapping up the day’s events, friends and family entered a Right Royal Quiz (We’ll announce the winner this week!)

One visitor said: “We’ve had a great day celebrating the Jubilee with my mother. It’s so nice to have events that the whole family can enjoy, and the kids really loved taking part in the games!”

Ashton Manors’ Home Manager Jacky Parkinson said: “It’s so exciting to invite people into Ashton Manor for the first time since we opened at the end of 2020. Most of our residents were alive when the Queen was coronated, so the jubilee event has been great to see them re-live happy moments and create new memories with their loved ones.”

Evermore’s second state-of-the-art care home, Astley View, is set to be completed in early

2023. A commemorative plaque will be placed to mark the location of the time capsule.