THIRTY retired residents of Goldsworth Park enjoyed two days crammed with activities and outings last week, hosted by members of St Andrew’s Church.
“The theme of the ‘Holiday at Home’ was an ocean cruise,” explained Val Spratley, one of the 16 ‘crew’ members who organised the activities, prepared food and refreshments and waited on the guests.
All were suitably attired – especially the ship’s captain, Geoff Beale.
“Most of the activities and entertainment had a nautical theme. In the drawing session, for example, we provided seashells they could draw or paint.
In another craft session, guests made a boat from foil, and there was a prize for the person whose boat could carry the most coins without sinking. Gordon Bowerman won.”
The church community centre – the A2 – was transformed for the occasion with photos, flags and nautical decorations.
The highlight activity on the first day was a visit by Surrey Wardrobe, who brought hats and period costumes for guests to try on and wear for an old-time music hall concert.
The second day’s activities included a two-hour trip from Godalming on a horse-drawn narrow boat, complete with cream teas for all.