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Memory Boxes

Memory Boxes are great way to interact with a family member, social group or in a care home.

Memory Boxes contain a mixture of objects relating to each topic and will soon get the conversation flowing. We have different boxes available to hire from Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich and Colchester Castle in Colchester.

1930s/40s At Home

Wartime memories and historical artifacts.

Our boxes have an assortment of objects and memorabilia and make a wonderful conversation starter.

This memory box contains:

  • Air Raid Shelter advertisement
  • Celebration Event in a street photo
  • Telegram
  • National Dried Milk Tin
  • Set of 4 quotations
  • The Home Front book
  • Coupon advertisements
  • The War Illustrated – January 24th 1941
  • We’ll Eat Again by Marguerite Patten
  • Gloves Galore patterns
  • Britain’s Food Book
  • Ministry of food leaflet 11
  • The Stork Wartime Cookery Book
  • Wise eating in Wartime book
  • Land Girls at the Old Rectory book
  • St Johns Home Nursing book
  • Home Front Songs
  • First Aid Tin
  • Identity card
  • Clothing book
  • Ration book
  • Brass cleaner
  • Milk tokens
  • Two picture hooks
  • Packet containing thread
  • Darning mushroom
  • Tortoiseshell cigarettes tin
  • Pair of black gloves
  • Two Dolly pegs
  • Handkerchief
  • A.R.P arm band
  • Clothes brush
  • Tin of dried Eggs
  • Mirror
  • Pair of brown ladies shoes
  • Bar of carbolic soap
  • Tin plate
  • Tin candleholder
  • Tablecloth with house and garden scene
  • Blue dress
  • White nightdress
  • Be Sure To Keep This Book
  • Thillips shaped heels
  • Blackout game
  • Scourine. The Quick Smooth Cleanser
  • Silktonia liquid silk stockings postcard
  • Replica cigarette cards
  • Postcard of Childs Gas Mask
  • Knitting for RAF postcard
  • Henley’s Tyres advert

Christchurch Mansion

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£5.00

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