Elvis is in the building at Heacham

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Elvis lives! Honest – scores of people saw him in Heacham at the weekend.

Sorry, a closer, second look proved it to be look-a-like Glenn Rawnsley.

He was at the Fridheim Rest Home getting his luxurious locks trimmed by hairdresser, Mel Stockmeier, before regaling a large crowd of residents, family and friends with a selection of the 60-year-old Presley standards that helped bring rock and roll into the mainstream of the pop music world.

The event was part of an afternoon which saw the official opening of the new Beehive hair-dressing salon in the grounds of the home.

“We had a salon in the house which got hot and stuffy so we decided to build a cabin in the garden,” said Angela Bailey.

“It’s especially for our dementia patients. Leaving the home to go to the salon made it like a trip out for them.”

It was also a trip down memory lane for many of the other residents.

“It’s a 1950’s themed salon,” said fundraising and activities co-ordinator, Marie Rawnsley, after dressing up to play the part of a 1950’s screaming Presley teeny-bopper at the salon’s opening, alongside activities co-ordinator, Debbie Ward, and Mrs Bailey.

Opening the new salon, above, Presley look-alike, Glenn Rawnsley, attracts a bevy of fans, from left: Debbie Ward, Angela Bailey and Marie Rawnsley

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