A care home near Wisbech was transformed into Graceland to mark what would have been Elvis Presley’s 89th birthday on January 8.

It is estimated that Elvis has sold over one billion records worldwide so to honour the undisputed king of rock & roll, staff and residents at Hickathrift House Care Home in Marshland St James enjoyed a fantastic day of music, fun and dancing.

The activities, decorations and costumes provided by the staff sparked fond memories for residents at Hickathrift House.

General manager, Paula Colman, said: “Lots of our residents are big Elvis fans and love his music.

Wisbech Standard: Resident, Christine, showing her best Elvis impersonation

“We had a fantastic day listening and singing along to all his hits, watching him perform live in Hawaii and finding out about his early life and what influenced him.

“We then discussed old Elvis movies - he was such an incredible talent.

“This was followed by fun-filled Elvis scrapbook crafts, creating fun pages in honour of the King of rock and Roll.

“Then we had an afternoon filled with Elvis quizzes and trivia.

Wisbech Standard: Emily Jackson, activities coordinator, dressed in 1950s attire for Elvis Day!

“It is amazing how many songs he recorded. We all surprised ourselves by how many we remembered!

“It was wonderful to see our activities coordinator, Emily, dressed in 1950s attire for the occasion.”

Kath, a resident at Hickathrift House, said: “I loved Elvis growing up.

“Listening to all his old hits has brought back so many memories.

“My friends will not believe me when I say we saw him live on TV today!”

Wisbech Standard: Resident, Kath, getting her blue suede shoes moving to Elvis live in Hawaii