Pearly queen shakes a leg at Chigwell nursing home

Len Fisher and pearly queen Doreen Golding dance the charleston

Len Fisher and pearly queen Doreen Golding dance the charleston - Credit: Archant

A nursing home fell in love with all things East End as a pearly queen opened one of its renamed units.

Len Fisher and pearly queen Doreen Golding dance the charleston

Len Fisher and pearly queen Doreen Golding dance the charleston - Credit: Archant

Sherrell House in Fencepiece Road, Chigwell, welcomed the extravagantly decorated Doreen Golding to open the Pearly Kings and Queens unit last week.

Doreen danced the Charleston with resident Len Fisher while taking a guided tour of the building.

Residents enjoyed bubbly and a buffet to mark the special occasion.

Sherrell coordinator Lee-ann Kingwell said: “It went really well – everyone was really happy to meet the pearly queen – she’s a very nice lady.

Len Fisher and pearly queen Doreen Golding dance the charleston

Len Fisher and pearly queen Doreen Golding dance the charleston - Credit: Archant


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“It was really fun – it was as if the real queen visited to be fair!”

Lee-ann said of the residents: “I just love working with them because I get on really well with them and I like to think that we brighten up their day.”

Len Fisher and pearly queen Doreen Golding dance the charleston

Len Fisher and pearly queen Doreen Golding dance the charleston - Credit: Archant

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