Sheriff drops in as Gloucester care home marks 50 years

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The Birthday celebrations of the 50th Birthday of the Knoll Care Home in Gloucester, The Birthday party was attended by the Deputy Mayor Cllr Said Hansot, He is pictured with resident Vera Symonds (centre) , Debbie Smith, Manager (Left) and Cara Carpenter, Carer (right)

A popular Gloucester care home has celebrated its 50th birthday with a special ‘flower power’ party for residents and their families.

The Knoll Care Home in Tuffley, which opened in 1967, held the 60s themed event which featured a Cake Bake Off, a puppet show and live music from 60s covers band, Out of the Box.

The birthday celebration was very well attended, including special guest, the city’s sheriff Councillor Said Hansdot.

Manager Debbie Smith said: “50 years is a wonderful landmark so we wanted to celebrate it with an event our residents, their families and our staff could enjoy and get involved in.

“It was a great afternoon made extra special by Councillor Hansdot attending. We are so grateful for his support and for everyone coming to spend a fun afternoon with us. The feedback from residents has been fantastic and we look forward to the home’s next 50 years.”

1967 was also the year Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu married in Las Vegas – and when the first public automatic cash machine was installed in the UK.

The Knoll is part of the privately-owned Redwood Healthcare Group, is set within 15 acres of grounds with views over Gloucester and the Forest of Dean.

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