WHEN it was decided that all a lounge at an Isle of Wight nursing home needed was love, Beatlemania provided the inspiration for its transformation.

As a result, the lounge at Highfield Nursing Home in Queen’s Road, Ryde has undergone a revolution and is now decorated as the front covers of the Beatles’ Abbey Road and Magical Mystery Tour albums.

Nursing home manager, Andreaa Buciuman, gave the task of brightening up the room to the two activities coordinators Dee Cooper and Angela Edwards.

With a little help from their friends, staff and residents got to work creating the iconic images.

On one wall are silhouettes of the 'Fab Four' walking on the zebra crossing which has been painted on the floor, with a telephone box completing the scene.

On the other is the Magical Mystery Tour bus, complete with images of staff and residents at Highfield.

Isle of Wight County Press: Part of the new Beatlemania lounge at Highfield Nursing Home in RydePart of the new Beatlemania lounge at Highfield Nursing Home in Ryde

Dee said: “I felt World War reminders were rather dreary and dark, and realised our residents living with dementia were either babies during the war or had not been born by then.

“When I discussed the project with Andreea, she screamed with delight and I discovered she was also a huge Beatles fan, especially of John Lennon."

Hartford Care Group Limited is part of a family-owned business, established in 1908, that runs 16 individual care and nursing homes located throughout the south of England.

Andreaa added: “We are absolutely thrilled to have this wonderful room full of memories at Highfield Nursing Home.

"Our residents love it as it is a fantastic reminder of the Swinging 60s during which many of them were growing up and enjoying the music of the Beatles.”