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Memory Box Video's

Memory Box Video's

Memories are so important to who we are and our memory boxes are a wonderful way of reminding people about their past.

We realise how important objects are in helping people rekindle their memories and talk about their life, especially people who are living with dementia.

Unfortunately we can't currently hire out our memory boxes so one of our staff has made a series of short videos which showcase the different boxes we have and which can hopefully inspire lots of discussion and reminiscing.

Going shopping - good for reminiscing about buying food in local shops. It includes rationing and ration books, collecting Green Shield Stamps and old coins and decimalisation.

Our working life - recall time at work including local companies. It includes nurses at Walton Hospital, Pill boxes and Smartie tubes from Robinson's and a Pit Check from Bolsover Colliery.

The swinging sixties - music and fashion from the 1960s. Objects include a Dandy Comic, Simplicity Dress Pattern, Kodak Instamatic Camera and a 45 Single Record.

Dressed to impress - memories of dressing up and going out. Objects include curling tongs, a cotton hankie, Old Spice aftershave and a girdle.

Holidays - memories of trips to the seaside and holidays abroad. Objects include a thermos flask, folding camera with a pop out lense, photo of Blackpool beach, postcards and badges that people collected from their holidays and day trips.

In the Kitchen - memories of home cooking and baking. Objects include a 1940s/50s tea apron, Trex and Bero cookbooks full of traditional recipes, mincer, tea strainer used before the invention of tea bags and rotary whisk which was designed to save time and effort when whisking.


Last updated on 25 November 2020