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.

Working Life

An array of work attire, publications and more about work in days gone by.

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

This memory box contains:

  • BEA magazine – August 1958
  • The New Bond September – 1939
  • Elementary Drill Memory card for Squad commanders
  • Defence. The  Services Magazine – 1942
  • 1970s Ladies working dress
  • Skirt level
  • Shirt collar
  • Blue tie
  • Laminated photos x7
  • Eyeshields-antigas
  • Gillette razor set
  • Roll of bus tickets
  • Capstan tin
  • Darning mushroom
  • Wooden plane
  • Steel toolbit
  • Goldmarking tool
  • Ronson lighter
  • Large key
  • Home Guard Fieldcraft manual
  • First aid and Nursing for gas casualties book
  • Butterick suitdress pattern 5612
  • Women’s Realm L16 suit pattern
  • Simplicity suit pattern 7314
  • Vogue Pattern 8821
  • Patons Glenora and Totem Double knitting pattern
  • Marriners knit
  • Sirdar Leaflet B
  • no 270 Lavenda Pullover pattern
  • Sirdar no971 design
  • Hospital knitted items- 2733
  • Bag of thread
  • Wool
  • Darning and household mending thread
  • Neweys hooks and eyes
  • Aero knitting needles
  • X2 thimbles
  • Hook
  • Metal gauge
  • Sailor crochet aid
  • Box of thread
  • Bag of money
  • Corner clamp
  • Steel wrench
  • Clamp
  • Posters x2
  • Handkerchief

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