Holbeach hospital takes trip back to the forties

SINGING SENSATION: Wendy James entertains with Vera Lynn numbers.
SINGING SENSATION: Wendy James entertains with Vera Lynn numbers.

A siren sounded and a Spitfire flew over for Holbeach Hospital’s forties themed 25th anniversary event.

Loraine Wigston, manager, said: “It was a small way of putting back what the community puts in and celebrate the hospital’s 25th anniversary. The fundraising team has just amazed everybody.”

Holbeach Hospital forties day'Alice and Annie Limming with staff nurse Bridget Burns by military vehicles ANL-140428-145159001

Holbeach Hospital forties day'Alice and Annie Limming with staff nurse Bridget Burns by military vehicles ANL-140428-145159001

There were military vehicles on display, craft stalls and homemade cakes in the old-fashioned tea room.

Loraine said the day bought a tear to many people’s faces:

She said: “It was a mark of respect to people from that era. It was a chance for our staff to give back to those people who have made a difference over the years. They have made the hospital what it is today. We have had people phoning to say how wonderful it was.”

Loraine couldn’t thank the fundraising team, volunteers and Holbeach brass band enough.

Holbeach Hospital forties day'Forties girls Lisa Squance, Mandy Secker, Amy Squance ANL-140428-145221001

Holbeach Hospital forties day'Forties girls Lisa Squance, Mandy Secker, Amy Squance ANL-140428-145221001