Residents of Clayburn Court in Peterborough embarked on a historical, virtual journey to Kent on 27 June 2016

Anchor’s Great British Railway Journeys is a fantastic initiative where homes whisk residents away on a virtual train journey to a destination of their choosing where they can experience the history, food and culture. So, whether it’s Cornish pasties from the south coast or The Lake District for fudge and Kendal Mint cake, we’re really excited to offer another wonderful experience to our care home residents to join in.

Rob - Kent Train Journey

In June, residents of Clayburn Court in Peterborough embarked on a historical journey to Kent at the request of Penny, a resident at the home. With everyone on board and tickets stamped, Rob the Chef Manager was first up to give everyone a history lesson on some of the delicious food and drink traditionally associated with Kent. He had Canterbury pudding, Gypsy Tart, Huffkins Bread & Whitstable Bay Ale which the residents loved tasting.

Dave - Kent Train Journey

As with all good train journeys, the tea-trolley soon made its way around. Hostess Chris was at the helm and she was on hand to give out hot and cold beverages as the Clayburn Express rolled into Kent. There was even enough time for a sing-along to White Cliffs of Dover.

The day was finished off with a history lesson on Kent from Dave, who also listened to stories from residents about their own holidays to Kent in the past. It was great to hear them all reminiscing with him as he handed around postcards, CD’s and newspapers of years gone by.

It was another fantastic day that really gets the residents talking and interacting and I’m sure it won’t be long before the engines of the Clayburn Express are fired up once more for another trip around Great Britain.

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