Residents of Dene Holm Residential Home spent a nostalgic day remembering their adolescence at the Fort in the Forties event at New Tavern Fort in Gravesend.
Accompanied by staff of the Northfleet residential home, the group of residents spent a sunny autumn afternoon viewing vintage vehicles, reminiscing to retro records and soaking up the ambiance at the wartime weekend event.
Fort in the Forties takes place each year and invites guests to fully embrace a 1940s environment, through reenactments, performers, food, drink, stalls and exciting visual displays.
There were plenty of activities and spectacles for residents to see and do and the music and dancing was a particular highlight for them. Whilst the ladies seemed to appreciate the men in uniform, they all enjoyed browsing the beautiful classic cars.
The residents had a wonderful time and are hoping the event will run again. Resident, Ted said, “I absolutely loved it, it was right up my street. I really enjoyed the jazz music, the dancing and the shop was fantastic. The whole thing bought back memories of going out on Friday nights, I’d definitely like to go back again.”
Hughbert, also a resident at Dene Holm, said: “I loved the bandstand and dancing, the atmosphere was wonderful – particularly the cup of tea we had in authentic enamel NAAFI cups!”