An inspirational Chester resident who has dedicated her life to the Salvation Army gets set to pay her respects to servicemen and women on Remembrance Sunday.
Freda Walker, 96 resident at Lauren Court care home in Chester, completed her training at the William Booth Salvation Army College, London in 1940, proudly qualifying as an officer
“I was there for The Blitz and remember providing comfort and support to those taking shelter in the underground, often sleeping there.”
Freda’s first appointment was in North Wales in 1941 where she assisted the Captain. She went on to cover more posts in the North West of England, before settling down with her husband Tom on a farm in Clotton.
Her continued interest in The Salvation Army saw her complete 10 more years of service, alongside her two brothers, Cyril, 91 and Bill, 86, who have also worked tirelessly for the charity all of their lives.
Lauren Court will be holding a Remembrance Day quiz and remembering all those who lost their lives
Freda remembers taking her Army band around the cenotaph on remembrance Sunday wherever she was based
Meridian Healthcare’s activities co-ordinator, Julie George added: “It is always very interesting to hear about our resident’s lives and their former professions, interests and hobbies, so we can evoke more memories with activities.”
Run by award-winning Meridian Healthcare, Lauren Court is located in Shelley Road.