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.


What better now you’re finally retired than reminiscing about the days of slavery you left behind.

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

This memory box contains:

  • Leather Case containing binoculars
  • Green collar
  • Green belt with braces attachment
  • Brass cleaner
  • Blotter
  • Ruler case with log slide rule
  • Instructions booklet for Singer sewing machine 1958
  • Land Girls at the Old Rectory book
  • Instructions for using the Model B Bail Bearing
  • Wooden Plane
  • Metal tongs
  • Metal H Warner and Son Engineers Lion Street Ipswich valve plate
  • Cotton reels and thimble
  • Summaries from pitman’s shorthand instructor pamphlet
  • Baileres Nurses complete medical dictionary
  • Ruffle ended straps
  • Post office savings bank
  • Rubber band box
  • Sellotape tin
  • Workman’s tools X6
  • Suffolk Fire Service badge
  • Sidar leaflet B Men’s knitted waistcoat
  • Electronic calculator
  • “Speed Weve” model 1
  • Office pins box
  • Red service Bell
  • Cadburys new factory in the garden leaflet
  • Computer punch cards
  • The New Bond vol 2 no 6 – June 1937
  • Blue/White tie
  • Plumb bob
  • Royal Typewriter Ribbon tin
  • Photograph-uniformed women bus drivers. Woodbridge Road bus
  • Photograph-farm workers

Christchurch Mansion

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