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Ebor Court Residents Transported Back to Wartime Britain

Published: Tuesday 1st November 2016

Eden Camp Group

Residents from Ebor Court in York were transported back to Wartime Britain when they visited Second World War museum, Eden Camp in Malton.  The original prisoner-of-war camp is now host to 33 unique huts which are each dedicated to tell the political and military events of World War Two from around the world. 

 The museum utilises sights, sounds and smells to take visitors back in time, covering not only life on the Front Line, but also on the Home Front.  Doreen Potts, who has lived at Ebor Court for two years, was part of the land army during the war and clearly remembers the long hours, hard work and camaraderie that the conflict brought.  She said “The trip to Eden Camp was fantastic.  It brought back lots of memories for me – both good and bad, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Victoria Towse, Home Manager at Ebor Court, said “We go on regular trips but I think Eden Camp has been the best so far.  All our residents have powerful memories from the war and the visit really provided a great talking point for everyone.” 

 Doreen and the other residents enjoyed a cuppa and a scone in the ‘Officer’s Mess’ café before setting off home where they were keen to share their experience with their friends and consider the destination for their next trip out!

Ebor Court provides residential and dementia care for 64 local older people.  Through a varied programme of in-home activities and trips out, the home provides residents with person-centred care, creating aspirational lifestyle choices.