​Creative Reminiscence collection for care homes, day centres and lunch clubs

​Montgomery Theatre​​

​The Creative Reminiscence Collection lending library is located at the reception of Montgomery Theatre, Surrey Street, in the heart of Sheffield. It can be accessed Monday to Friday, between 9am and 4pm. To reserve a box from the collection you can ring 0114 272 0455.

​The collection has been specifically designed as a resource to support care homes, lunch clubs and day centres. The 1940s and 50s objects have been put into different themed boxes.

The ten themes are:
  • ​​Women's Beauty
  • ​Men's Grooming
  • Smoking
  • ​Washday
  • ​Childhood Pastimes
  • ​Make Do and Mend
  • Cooking and Rationing
  • Medicine
  • ​Courting and Marriage
  • ​NEW Intergenerational Learning (See Below) 






















​To access this free lending library you need to become a member of the Montgomery Theatre. This is £20 per organisation (with two named people) and £5 for every added named person. This fee covers the admin time taken by the theatre to house the resource. To become a member, sign up when you visit the theatre reception or alternatively visit their website:

​www.themontgomery.org.uk

The collection was officially opened by The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Denise Fox, on Monday 23rd January 2017.

​A big 'Thank You' to everyone who has contributed objects, time and money into making this unique collection! If you feel inspired and would like to donate objects or raise money to enhance the collection please get intouch with Caroline Twist directly.

​​For more information on the event you can view the Storytelling with a Twist newsletter:





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