10 November 2023
Residents at Skelton Court to mark Remembrance Sunday at town cenotaph
Residents at Skelton Court care home in Skelton-in-Cleveland will be marking Remembrance Sunday at Skelton Cenotaph as a fitting tribute to those lost in both world wars.
Veterans from Skelton Court include 89-year-old Sylvia Clay. She lived in the West Midlands at the time of the Second World War. Sylvia remembers the bombings as a six-year-old child and feels Remembrance Day is an emotional occasion for her because she lost her dad and other relatives to war. She said:
I have strong memories of the war because I felt very scared as a child. My husband Jim also served in the Second World War in the RAF.
Fellow resident Clive Curnow was seven years old when the war started. He remembers having to go down the mines in Redcar to the air raid shelter when the sirens started.
The 85-year-old also remembers being very scared at the age of seven and feeling very relieved when the was finally over in 1945. Later Clive also did National Service for two years.
92-year-old Jack Sharman remembers still being able to hear the bombs when he was in the air raid shelter and being very sad to see the devastation that the bombing left.
Agnes Brodie is 91 and, while she cannot remember much about the war itself, she knows Remembrance Sunday is very much a day to reflect and show respect to the people who lost their lives.
Anchor’s Skelton Court manager Beverley Grimes said:
Like all our residents, those who remember wartime as a child are a treasure trove of history whose memories are cherished and valued.
Remembrance Sunday is very much their day and a special one for them every year and they look forward to marking their visit to the cenotaph with respect and paying tribute to everyone affected.
Skelton Court care home is a contemporary residential care home, set in luxurious and comfortable surroundings and benefiting from private landscaped gardens.
Located near Saltburn-by-the-Sea in the market town of Skelton-in-Cleveland, Skelton Court offers first class residential and dementia care for up to 65 residents. Please click here to find out more about the care home.