The staff and residents of Rendlesham Care Home threw the doors open to the public as they welcomed over 50 people for a fantastic day at their first ‘Antiques Roadshow’ last week.
A team of valuers from ‘Old Brewery Antiques’ and ‘Woodbridge Antiques Centre’ generously gave their time to value a wide range of items including paintings, crockery, jewellery and vases.
Home residents, relatives and members of the local community queued up clutching their prized possessions in the hope of the valuers discovering a ‘hidden gem’. The star item of the day was undoubtedly a handmade locomotive train in a large display case, which was valued at around £700. Whilst no one received a life changing valuation,the raffle and cake stall ensured everyone was able to take something away.
Rendlesham Care Home Manager, Bob Dawson said:
“The day was a real success and it was great that so many people from the local community came along to support us. Our residents and their relatives loved seeing the valuers in action. Everyone who attended had such a good day that we are already looking into making it a regular event.”
Rendlesham is one of the newest care homes run by the family-owned Caring Homes Group, offering state of the art residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 60 elderly people.