A CARE home in Cirencester held an afternoon tea to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day on Saturday.

The event at Watermoor House began with an afternoon tea for residents and their loved ones, with singing and reminiscing taking place.

Tea was served in bone china cups, and an assortment of cakes was also provided.

After the tea, everyone gathered in the front garden, where the gates to the care home in Watermoor Road had been decked out in a display of poppies which had been handmade by residents.

The home’s resident veteran, 104-year-old George Field (who was an RAF pilot during World War II), led the day’s ceremony by cutting a red ribbon to the commemorative gates as a Salvation Army band played.

Activities coordinator Alison Picter also made a speech expressing gratitude to fallen war heroes and prayers for enduring peace.