RESIDENTS at a Greenock care home took a trip down memory lane in a day of nostalgic music and song.

Ladies and gents at Larkfield View received a visit from performers from The Not Forgotten - a British Armed Forces charity.

The talented singers and musicians put on a spectacular show for residents as part of their 'Those Not Forgotten Years' tour.

Residents sang along, tapped their feet and waved union flags to popular classics and rousing favourites from the 1930s, including a poignant tribute the late Dame Vera Lynn.

The nationwide outdoor concert tour of care homes is helping to entertain, boost morale and lift spirits in these uncertain times.

Elsie MacLennan, manager at Larkfield View, said the visit was a tonic for both staff and residents.

Elsie said: "It was fantastic.

"The performers were so talented and sang songs right from the 1930s to the present day.

"We got a phone call from The Not Forgotten asking if they could come out to visit us.

"It brought back amazing memories for people and the weather was really good for us.

"Staff got the chance to spend quality time with the residents.

"It was such an amazing day, one of the best days we've had in a long time."

Elsie said that the performers brought their own gazebo and even donated £100 to the care facility.

The talented team also visited St Gabriel Wood's Mariners' Home and Bagatelle Care Home on the tour.

Brigadier James Stopford CBE, chief executive of The Not Forgotten, said: "Sadly, events to commemorate VE Day, VJ Day and D Day could not take place properly this year, so we were determined to help veterans and those who have served their country mark these important days by bringing the celebrations to them."