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Every day a fashion parade … Liz puts on a show for Moray care home residents

By Alistair Whitfield

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Residents at Spynie Care Home in Elgin have just been given a Second World War fashion show thanks to assistant manager Liz Jamieson.

Liz decided to entertain everyone last week by dressing up as a different character each day in costumes she’d bought off the internet.

On Monday she was force’s sweetheart Vera Lynn. The day after an American military corporal. The next a member of the Home Guard.

Then on D-Day, last Thursday, Liz was back again dressed as Vera Lynn, leading a singsong in the care home of wartime hits, such as White Cliffs of Dover and We’ll Meet Again.

The fashion week was rounded off with a Land Girl.

Vera Lynn.
Vera Lynn.

Liz laughed: “I knocked on one door and someone called out ‘who are you today?’

“Many of our residents either remember the era or grew up with tales of it from their parents.

“Folk of a certain age would also recall the Land Girls working in Moray.

“The favourite outfit of the week seemed to be the Home Guard one. Someone commented that it made me look like Private Godfrey from Dad’s Army.

“My husband refused to kiss me goodbye when I left for work that morning. The whiskers on my moustache put him off.”

A corporal in the US Army.
A corporal in the US Army.

Liz, who has worked at Spynie Care Home for the past five years, added: “I really love it here. There’s a great atmosphere between all the residents and the staff.

“There’s a lot of laughter. That’s always important.”

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