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She had been due to go to The Bevy pub in Moulsecoomb on Wednesday to mark Meals on Wheels Week, but postponed the trip because the new lockdown was about to be introduced. Instead she spoke by video link with customers and Clarence House released part of the recording last night. When one customer told her he used to follow The Beatles, Camilla, 73, replied: “Oh good. So did I. “I was a great fan of The Beatles. I used to go to their concerts.”
In 2012 the Duchess – who was 15 when the Fab Four first stormed the charts – toured The Beatles Story attraction in Liverpool and had reminisced about “screaming fans”.
She told a Beatles tribute band they had brought back memories of her youth.
Her virtual visit to the pub was organised by the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) to raise awareness of the Meals on Wheels service, which delivers hot meals to older and vulnerable people.
The Bevy pub also organises events for those groups, as well as running lunch clubs and a dementia cafe.
The pub created Bevy Meals on Wheels when lockdown saw the clubs and cafe close. It said this will continue during the second lockdown.
Sue Cawthray, chair of the NACC, said: “As the number of elderly and vulnerable people living in the community has increased as a direct result of Covid-19, demand on Meals on Wheels services has increased up to 30 per cent. The pandemic has put a spotlight on the importance of Meals on Wheels and we must continue to protect it for future generations.”
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