Our residents and staff at Bromley Park Care Home have recently been working closely with Biggin Hill Memorial Museum which has announced an ambitious programme of events for 2020 which will mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
One of their special events will see 80,000 red poppy petals scattered by the Spirit of Kent Spitfire over the St George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance next to the museum, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Our residents are currently crocheting poppies that will form a display in the Chapel on Remembrance Sunday. They have made around 50 poppies so far and we have gathered some help from relatives too. We are delighted to be a part of this special tribute.
We are also going to be involved with the museum’s ‘Oral History Day’ on Tuesday 24 March – a project run by staff to collect and record peoples’ wartime memories.
In mid May, the museum staff have also invited us to be involved in a project called ‘Growing up in Bromley‘, when we will have the chance to meet students from Bromley’s Charles Darwin School and share our stories.
We are very much looking forward to these interesting ventures.