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Spitfires and Land Girls! ScotsCare clients ‘Salute the 40s’ at vintage fair

ScotsCare clients dressed the part for a special salute to the Forites at a wartime vintage fair in Chatham’s Historic Dockyard to mark the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII.

Spitfires and Land Girls! ScotsCare clients ‘Salute the 40s’ at vintage fair

Posted in Events on 06/11/15

ScotsCare clients joined vintage revellers to ‘Salute the 40s’ in Chatham’s Historic Dockyard last month. To mark the 70th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War, attendees dressed as Land Girls, military men and 1940s pin ups as they paid homage to wartime Britain.

Salute the 40s - William CranstonAttendees had the chance to sample original recipes from a time of wartime rationing, see military aircraft and vehicles up close and dance the swing at the festival’s very own bandstand.
William Cranston, a ScotsCare client, said the annual day trip is the highlight of his year:

“My children hired a 1940s suit for me to wear so I’d look the part. The whole day was great, the weather, the music, it was lots of fun. My favourite part was getting the chance to sit in the cockpit of an original Spitfire!”

image1Pamela Todd, a ScotsCare volunteer and vintage fan, said:

“I love 1940s fashions, so getting dressed up as a Land Girl for the day was lots of fun. They had a fashion parade which discussed the historical significance behind the clothes which was really interesting.”

Events Coordinator, Una Sapietis, explains why Scotscare’s social events programme is a vital part of the services the charity offers to its clients:

“Social isolation can be an issue for some of our clients, so it is important that there are regular activities that offer interactive opportunities to those that perhaps don’t socialise as much as they’d like to. This can boost confidence and enable clients to make friends with fellow Scots in fun and safe environments.”image4