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.

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Clothes, drinks, papers and capers from the past.

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

This memory box contains:

  • Lets Swing CD
  • Picturegoer – 17th Aug 1946
  • The War Illustrated no. 199
  • Bag containing; powder compact, lipstick, fountain pen, cigarette packet, pearl necklace and earrings, 4711 cologne, Ronson lighter, spare parts, filters and instruction book, mixed coins
  • Hairpins
  • The way we were in the 40s
  • Brooch
  • Brownie
  • Flipchart of two people waltzing
  • Bag
  • White gloves
  • Shirt collar
  • Braces
  • Darning mushroom
  • Small gloves
  • Shaving stick
  • Drinking glass
  • Button hook
  • Colchester Brewery company bottle
  • Silver shoes
  • Cufflinks x5
  • A4 adverts for; We’ll meet again, Nice girl? Boomps a daisy
  • Ludo
  • Snakes and ladders
  • Photo of Greer Garson
  • ID card
  • Blackmore pattern 5789
  • V-Day newspaper front page
  • Petticoat
  • Evening shirt for men
  • Crochet belt
  • Bike light
  • Daily Express May – 8th 1945
  • Daily Express May – 9th 1945
  • Bowtie
  • Bestway 952 jumper pattern
  • Ladyship 326 jumper pattern
  • Patons men’s jumper pattern
  • Penelope 1227 crochet neckpieces pattern
  • Copley’s lady’s jumper suit
  • Penelope 1020 bolero
  • Bestway A2324 jumper
  • Decorated table cover
  • Photos of town centres x4
  • Cue cards x3
  • Yellow sheets with memories/dances x3
  • Be Anything But Be Mine sheet music (plus colour front copy)
  • Poster about going out after blackout

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