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.

1950/60s (Ipswich)

Memories from the newspapers, kitchen, pop charts and more

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

This memory box contains:

  • ”Congratulations” sheet music, sung by Cliff Richard
  • Daily Mirror Monday July 21st 1969
  • Evening News Friday July 18th 1969
  • Brown with flowers day dress handmade
  • Grey with multi-coloured spots apron handmade
  • Dress with orange flowers handmade
  • White tablecloth with flowers
  • Tin of sun-pat salted mixed nuts
  • Mary Quant clothes hanger
  • Orange ladies hat
  • Pit game
  • The Merry Game of Floundering
  • Butterick men’s trouser patterns
  • Wedding dresses patterns
  • Ladies dress patterns – Simplicity and Butterick
  • A royal baby jacket from papers
  • Picturegoer July 6th 1957
  • Potato Masher
  • Unforgettable Ads book
  • Harlesden series Ludo board
  • Woolworths knitting needles
  • Money box
  • Needle Gauge
  • Motor car Ration book
  • Egg slicer
  • Chip crimper
  • Cup and dice
  • Toffee hammer
  • Handkerchief
  • Men’s collar
  • Glycerine of Thymol box containing one half penny, one penny, farthing, three pence, one shilling, half crown, six pence
  • Elastoplast tin
  • Packet of stamp hinges
  • Top ten hits of the Sixties
  • Beecham’s Help to Scholars
  • “I spy Churches”
  • “A Ladybird Book of Stamp Collecting”
  • Salt shaker
  • Gas lighter
  • Pie vent
  • Electric multi-plug
  • Good Housekeeping Cakes, Buns and Biscuits 1961
  • Tommy the Toreador LP
  • Chuck Berry LP
  • May Queen Procession 1967 photo
  • Ladybird ”Pond and River Birds” book
  • Vogue Woman’s coat pattern
  • Morley Swimsuit advertisement
  • Open Amateur Boxing Tournament 1957
  • Ladies black shoes
  • Telephone
  • Crochet tie
  • Red ladies gloves
  • Butlins Badge
  • Food mixer
  • Ideal Home January 1958
  • Coronation Scrapbook
  • Tweed scarf
  • Film Parade
  • ABC minors badge
  • Turntable

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