At Cedars Care Home we pride ourselves on going above and beyond, and one of the most important parts of our job is getting to know our residents. Their likes, dislikes, how they take their tea and what time they prefer to get up in the morning. But, we also like to get to know where they have come from, what job they used to do – because the better we know them, the more we can help them settle in and make Cedars their home.
Our residents have some fantastic stories to tell, and that’s just the case for resident Clive.
Clive was born in Morecombeis and his first job was working with a fair, which allowed him to travel. He soon worked for a local theatre, learning the ropes in their scenery dept.
From here, he grew his career and moved into the TV and Film industry, working for the BBC and Elstree studios. Below are some of the films Clive has worked on:
Judge John Deed (TV Series) (dressing props – 7 episodes) 2002 207
Room 101 (TV Series) (properties master – 2 episodes)
French and Saunders (TV Series) (stand-by props – 1 episode)
The Phantom Millennium (1999) … (stand-by props)
Spice World (property master: second unit)
GoldenEye (construction manager)
Emma (stand-by prop)
When you ask Clive about his days at the BBC and Film, he will tell you it was ‘just magical’, but also loves telling everyone about the inside gossip on how people really are!
Clive later went on to meet his wife on set, Marylin, who was a dancer. If you meet Clive at Cedars you will probably find him at the pool table – but it’s up to you if you are brave enough to play against him!
Roy was born in forest gate in East London, with his dad working on the railways – when steam was all the rage!
His mother worked in a sweet factor and he grew up with 4 brothers and 2 sisters.
Roy’s first job was working on the railways like his dad, with the steam train becoming a real love for Roy.
Roy then became a civil servant, moving onto work for the custom & exercise as a clerical clerk.
He went on to marry his childhood sweetheart Joyce, and they had two children.
At Cedars we are making our very own railway set, as we know how much joy this will bring to Roy. And we’re sure that he can teach us a thing or two about the amazing engines these steam trains had!