Blesma Home closes doors on 67-year legacy
1 Have your say A care home for Blackpool’s bravest war veterans has closed its doors forever.
The last remaining residents of the Blesma Home have been moved out this week as the military charity prepares to draw the curtain on the service which has championed the rights of limbless ex-servicemen for almost 70 years.
Some 12 decorated Second World War veterans have been relocated to different care homes across the North West, while 30 members of staff have been made redundant.
Former Blesma resident and RAF veteran Harry Foster, 93, who lost an eye while navigating a night time air raid... read more
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