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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.

1950s/60s (Colchester)

A variety of memories from music, television, the home and more

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

This memory box contains:

  • Peter Dimmocks BBC Sportsview
  • Black bag containing red purse containing coins, replicas of notes and a party invitation
  • Radio Fun Annual 1960
  • Iron
  • Rag rug maker
  • Orange gloves
  • Black and white gloves
  • Wallet with pin containing two ration books
  • Box of buttons in tobacco tin
  • Scarf
  • Green patterned dress
  • Blue dress
  • 100 of 1960’s hits CD
  • Darning mushroom
  • Rand clothes brush
  • LP the English Rose by Kenneth McKellar
  • Men’s book of Stitchcraft
  • Brown hat
  • Black hat
  • Tea strainer
  • Aristoc Grosvenor seamfree stocking
  • Pink corset
  • Players tobacco tin with rizlas and rollers
  • Pocket binoculars
  • Pins and needles no 57
  • Wife and home
  • Illustrated coronation special
  • Life magazine
  • TV mirror annual 1956
  • Wuthering Heights Programme 1966
  • Picturegoer 1958
  • Congratulations sheet music – Eurovision 1968
  • Daily Mirror – July 22nd 1969
  • Daily Sketch – July 21st 1969
  • The Practical patterns
  • Simplicity 7889 men’s pattern
  • Simplicity 5337 child’s pattern
  • Butterick 555 lady’s pattern
  • Women’s Outlook – 17th July 1954
  • Women’s Weekly designs for double knitting
  • Men’s knitwear pattern
  • Boys lavenda’s pattern
  • Stitchcraft 1969
  • Plain White flour bag- Co-operative Society
  • Sirdar sunshine series 112
  • Patons 9060 women’s jumper
  • Icing set
  • Evening News – November 1969
  • Daily Express – 3rd June 1953
  • Peg O’ My Heart 1966 programme
  • Anchor cotton
  • Chadwicks wool and nylon thread
  • Wt & Knox’s Linen Thread
  • Cufflinks
  • Daily Express – 8th February 1952
  • J and P coats black thread
  • Bag of mixed thread including two reels
  • Ronson lighter
  • Bracelet
  • X1 cue card

Colchester Castle

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£5.00

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