Residents at a care home in Sale have been enjoying a Platinum Jubilee celebration fit for a queen.

Care UK’s Oakfield Croft, on Oakfield, has marked the Queen’s official 70-year milestone by inviting family and friends for a 1950s themed garden party.

Celebrating in true British style, the team at Oakfield Croft went all out to royally decorate the garden with Union Jack flags, bunting and balloons.

Guests were treated to a jubilee-themed spread, with classic treats including buffet food specially prepared for the occasion by the home’s chef.

Everyone also enjoyed joining in with royal knowledge quiz and there was even a hat-making competition, all to the beat of 50s music.

Residents have also spent time reminiscing about their own memories of jubilee celebrations gone by, including Joan, who once met the Queen in person.

Joan said: “It was a memory I will never forget.”

Daniel Cole, Home Manager at Oakfield Croft, said: “We loved welcoming relatives into the home to enjoy the royal treatment after so long apart!

“It’s been a busy 70 years for the royals, with big birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and new additions to the family – conversations about the Queen are never too far from our lips here at Oakfield Croft.

Many residents remember her coronation too, so it was great to be able to share those memories and reminisce with the local community.

“Everyone had a fantastic time discussing their favourite royal moments throughout history and competing in the garden games. We’re already planning our next royal knees up!”

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Oakfield Croft has been designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilling lives, while also promoting independence. The new care home incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities.

The layout of the building is configured into a series of individual suites, each having a dedicated lounge/dining room to help facilitate the creation of close-knit communities, as well as facilities like a cinema, coffee shop and hair salon.