Memories are made in boxes

MORE than 100 people from took a trip down memory lane at an event staged at a Suffolk museum. Spam sandwiches, 1940s dress and traditional crafts were on offer at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket.

MORE than 100 people from took a trip down memory lane at an event staged at a Suffolk museum.

Spam sandwiches, 1940s dress and traditional crafts were on offer at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket.

The event, on Saturday, was a celebration of the Rekindling Memories at Home project, which aims to help those with memory problems recall long forgotten events and stimulate conversation.

Everyday objects from the past, including photographs and artefacts, have been put together in memory boxes which people can borrow from the Alzheimer's Society and take home.

The project was launched two years ago by Suffolk County Council, who worked with eight museums in the county along with the Alzheimer's Society to put together the boxes.

There are currently 16 in the collection and more are planned.

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Councillor Graham Newman, who has responsibility for adult and community services, said: “The boxes have helped to give people more confidence and prompted lots of talking and laughter.”

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