Singing Poppy Sisters bring vintage style and memories to Fernhill House
A pair of vintage musical entertainers proved so popular among residents at Fernhill House when they visited in the spring that they were invited back for a repeat performance.
The Poppy Sisters – two real live sisters from Worcester who perform songs from the 40s, 50s and 60s, took residents on a trip down memory lane when they performed popular numbers from their younger days.
Nancy and Rose are regular visitors to care homes across the Midlands and are also much in demand at vintage fayres, such as special events at the Severn Valley Railway.
As well as performing tunes such as Chattanooga Choo Choo and Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree from the 40s, Will you still love me tomorrow andWhy do fools fall in love from the 50s and California Dreaming and Puppet on a String from the 60s, they also encouraged residents to dress up and sing along.
The Poppy Sisters are particularly popular among those living with dementia, and for whom reliving their youth is often very therapeutic. Indeed staff in the dementia community dress with a 1950s and 60s theme and many of the day-to-day activities are specifically designed to help bring back happy experiences from an earlier chapter of their lives.
The visit was one of many different events held at Fernhill House for residents, their friends, family and the wider public.