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GREEN SHIELD STAMPS AND RATIONS FOR SALFORD’S ELDERLY
 

Star date: 15th April 2017

MEMORIES MATTER IN SALFORD

Elderly people are viewing photos, diaries, news clippings and items like Green Shield stamps in reminiscence sessions run as part of the Salford Museum and Art Gallery's Memories Matter project.

Roy and Rose Healey, from Worsley, who recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary, have certainly enjoyed taking a stroll down memory lane together.

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"I was looking at the ration book and we were discussing what it was like to grow up on rations" says Roy Healey "We used to collect Green Shield stamps and we'd spend hours looking through the catalogues deciding what to buy."

Roy, and his wife, Rose, who married in March 1956 and recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary, have been taking part in Salford Museum and Art Gallery's Memories Matter project, which offers real museum collection objects and photographs on loan to organisations working with older people.

Roy and Rose are residents at the Alderwood Care Home in Worsley which uses the fun sessions regularly, and manager, Cher Jarvis, says that the activity has proven really beneficial...

 "The service encourages independent viewing, so the residents do their own research" she explains "It's a great resource to prompt conversation and interaction through recognition of objects that elicit memories."


*Salford-based organisations can borrow items free from the Salford Matters project – click here for details

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