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The opening of the EMBROIDERY exhibition at Mandale House Care Home

AN EMBROIDERY exhibition was held at  Mandale House Care Home – showcasing work from a resident with over 80 years’ experience with a needle.

The event took place at Mandale House Care Home, in Thornaby, near Middlesbrough, where 89-year-old resident Mavis Thomas displayed her artwork.

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(back, from left) Mandale House Care Home carer Jackie Drinkel, resident Peter Wilson, domestic worker Lorrain Whitehead, resident May Small and (seated, from left) residents Irene Fleming and Billy James attend the Remembrance Day service at Thornaby War Memorial.

TEESSIDE care home residents, Mandale House Care Home, were among those to attend a Remembrance Day ceremony at Thornaby War Memorial.

Residents and staff from Mandale House Care Home were joined by army, navy and police cadets, civic officials and pupils from schools across the town. Among the care home residents were Second World War Merchant Navy veteran Leonard Harnden, alongside Billy James and Peter Wilson.

Peter said: “It was a lovely ceremony. My dad lost his leg in the war.” 

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