ORCHARD House Care Home in Newport rolled out an Isle of Wight Day presentation for its residents.

Pre-pandemic, the day had publicly recognised what is special and unique about the Island and aimed to make money for several local charities, with events held in various locations and a parade.

With that not possible this year, Orchard House joined forces with Carisbrooke Castle Museum to support Island history.

Residents were treated to Covid secure DVDs, museum objects and photos in outreach boxes. Different themes and topics were presented alongside wipe clean sheets of information.

Isle of Wight County Press: Claire and Lauren preparing the special menu for residents Claire and Lauren preparing the special menu for residents

On the day staff and residents were socially distanced while watching old film footage of life on the Isle of Wight, including the film The Sunshine Isle produced by Frank Mellanby in the 1950s.

The Residents also received a special menu, created by head chef Claire Daffern, using fresh Island produce all locally sourced by Claire herself.

Gaynor Rhead, Orchard House general manager, said: “We are very happy to bring such wonderful pleasures to our residents here at Orchard House”.

Angela Harding, head of lifestyle, added: “The residents are all in some way connected to the Isle of Wight and it was lovely to see them enjoying viewing places on the Island they recognised in old-fashioned cine film.”