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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.

Memory Lane

Take a trip down memory lane with this chock-full box of times past.

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

This memory box contains:

  • Grey apron
  • Cotton place decorator
  • Ovaltine tablets tin
  • Posser
  • Grey crochet mat
  • White cotton placemat
  • Quaker Girl knitting needles
  • Neweys eyes and thread
  • Peri-lusta darning thread
  • Shirt collar
  • Shadwicks mending cotton
  • Bodkins
  • Pure knitting silk
  • Billy can
  • Darning mushroom
  • White wool
  • Anchor cotton
  • 2 picture hooks
  • 1 thimble
  • 2 dolly pegs
  • Old glasses
  • Woolcraft-Practical guide to knitting and crochet
  • British Red Cross for service brooch
  • Button hook
  • 2,4,5 year olds birthday cards
  • Herbert James Herman’s Home Guard certificate
  • War leaflets x7
  • The War Illustrated no 105
  • Home Guard Handbook and 5 clippings
  • Autumn knitwear 1938
  • Bestway 1920 pattern
  • Land girls at Old rectory book
  • Sirdar 4520 pattern
  • Knitting pattern for vest and pantie set
  • Girls cardigan 1207 pattern
  • Hoods and gloves 171 pattern
  • John Bull Colgate advert
  • John Bull front page of magazine
  • Simplicity pattern S.17
  • Ration book
  • Bestway skirt pattern C681
  • Blackmore 7184 shirt pattern
  • Crochet stitches book
  • War gases and sprays booklet
  • Laminated photos x2
  • Bag containing; ID card, Ronson lighter, filters, pare parts and instructions, blue little purse, 1st birthday card, lipstick case, 2 milk tokens
  • Helmet
  • Gas mask
  • Daily Telegraph – 7th Aug 1945
  • Classic Crooners CD
  • Bag of cotton
  • Carbolic soap
  • Evening News – 7th May 1945
  • Good Housekeeping Ways with Pastry
  • Cue cards x2
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Sirdar Booklet A men’s jumper
  • War posters x3
  • White night dress
  • Small, decorated table runner
  • White and green apron
  • Pillow cover

Colchester Castle

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