Wrinkly remake of iconic Abbey Road album cover to mark Abbeyfield Kent Society's 45th anniversary
Abbeyfield residents with
their take on the Beatles' Abbey Road album cover
by Andy Gray
With their walking frames and sticks, getting across the
road takes them a little longer that it used to.
But this group of elderly women have become the stars of a fun
photoshoot - as they reproduced the Beatles' 1969 Abbey
Road album cover.
The group walk across a zebra crossing like the Fab Four in the
hilarious wrinkly remake of the iconic image.
The picture is among a series starring elderly people to
celebrate a housing charity's 45th anniversary.
The Beatles with their
original Abbey Road album cover
The Force was clearly with Alf Nicholls, from Larkfield, when he
donned his Star Wars cape and lightsaber as "Oldie Wan Kenobi"
on behalf of Abbeyfield Kent Society.
The charity, which provides residential homes for the elderly
across Kent, produced a series of decade-defining images starring
seasoned tenants for its annual report.
Alf, 88, who lives at Abbeyfield’s St Martins care home in
Larkfield, said he was delighted to play the Phantom Menace for a
He said: "I was surprised when I got
approached to dress up as if I was in Star Wars, but I was more
than happy to take part.
"It was great fun and definitely made my afternoon a bit
"I love to do new things and this was certainly one of
As well as Alf's tribute to the 1970s sci-fi blockbuster,
a suitably stupefied Homer Simpson represented the 1980s, a
mature Harry Potter the 1990s, while Daisy Richards from the
Greensted care home in Wateringbury provided the famous iPhone
silhouette for the 2000s.
Abbeyfield houses more than 500 elderly residents at 16
locations across the county.
Emma Lovelock, the charity's marketing manager, said there was a
serious message behind the pictorial stunt.
She said: "We wanted to show people that just because you live
in a care home, life doesn’t end there.
"Older people are not incapable or unwilling to engage with
modern technology and gadgets, which even include the iPod.
"We wanted to show real examples of our residents and the fun
side of their lives, which a lot of people don’t think of when they
think of care homes."
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