STAFF, residents and their family members united to commemorate the centenary of the First World War at a Dorchester care home.

The event at Maiden Castle House care home remembered all those men and women who bravely lost their lives during the conflict.

Talented local musician Elizabeth Carter performed the Last Post bugle call and staff at the home read a selection of poetry by war poets from the First World War.

Home manager Dawn Palmer, said: “We had a lovely day marking the centenary of the First World War with Care South residents and their families. It was an important day for our residents, many of whom had relatives who fought in the conflict.

“We’d like to thank everyone who came along to our event and helped make the day so special.”

Throughout the day, the Gloucester Road home’s lounge displayed military memorabilia for visitors to browse, and a representative from Tiger Collectibles was on hand to talk people through the items on offer.

More singing was provided by a local singer, who performed songs from both World Wars, and there were also arts and crafts in reception.

A raffle was held, with all proceeds going towards the Residents’ Amenity Fund.