Decades long friends continue their brotherly relationship at Solihull care home - The Solihull Observer

Decades long friends continue their brotherly relationship at Solihull care home

Solihull Editorial 18th Jul, 2022   0

TWO friends of over 40 years are now continuing their relationship at Solihull care home Royal Star & Garter, where they both now live.

91-year-old Stan Pell and 96-year-old Fred Mosley first met in 1980 through their children.

They went on to become close friends along with Stan’s wife Maureen who also lives at the care home and Fred’s wife Dot, who passed away in 2016.

They later became related after Fred’s son Pete and Stan’s daughter Jayne got married.




The friends regularly went on family holidays, going fishing and doing DIY and gardening activities together.

Fred served in the Royal Pioneer Corps for a decade from 1944, while Stan served in the Royal Signals to complete his National Service between 1949-1951.


Fred, who has dementia, moved to Royal Star & Garter in 2020 with Stan joining him the following year, where he receives general nursing care.

The Royal Star & Garter provides care to veterans and their partners living with disabilities or dementia.

Stan’s daughter Jayne said the pair still spend lots of time together at the home and on outings.

Royal Star & Garter Wellness Coordinator Mary Rogers said: “You can see there’s a genuine friendship there, they’re more like brothers.

“They share a very close bond and it’s lovely to watch.

“They have so much in common, and they like to sit and reminisce about the old days.”

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