Searching for war keepsakes to borrow

Volunteers at Abbeyfield North Northumberland Extra Care, in Alnwick, are on the look out for First World War memorabilia for a residents’ tea dance.

The older people’s housing charity is teaming up with HospiceCare North Northumberland to hold the event to commemorate the outbreak of the conflict.

Abbeyfield’s activities coordinator Freda Snaith said: “We are calling on people from the Alnwick area to search in their attics and cupboards for any early 20th-century memorabilia items they can loan to us to add a sense of authenticity and colour to the event we are holding for our residents next month.

“The item we are really hoping to borrow for the day is a gramophone. Older people love music and singing along to wartime classics playing out on a gramophone would be amazing.” Contact Freda on 01665 604 876.