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Cornish celebrations at Gloucester retirement village

14th March, 2016

St Oswald's Retirement Village in Gloucester celebrated St Piran's Day with a busy afternoon of activities and food recently.

St Piran is the patron saint of Cornwall and St Oswald's Village Activity Facilitator Chloe Robbins, who organised the event, explained that everything that took place was linked to the sunny county in the south of England.  "It's the third year we have celebrated St Piran's Day," she reports.

For starters, attendees had Cornish pasties and an afternoon cream tea with Cornish clotted cream.

Resident Phil Keast - who comes from Cornwall - read the poem Ode to the Pasty and a Cornish quiz proved popular. To round off the afternoon the Village choir sang a selection of fishermens' songs.

Chloe reports that 50 residents attended the event - including three others who come from Cornwall, Eileen Minnear and Sue and Bob Granville - and it was obvious that everyone enjoyed the celebration.

She also offered a big thank you to Phil Keast who helped run the event.

Picture: Cornish resident Bob Granville.

Contact St Oswald's on 01452 875000!